Thursday, April 26, 2012

Harry D. Truman
Birth: May 8, 1884
Death: December 26, 1972
Term of Office: April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms; Succeeded Franklin Roosevelt after his death in 1945 and then elected to second term
First Lady: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace

Harry Truman Quote: "I'm going to fight hard. I'm going to give them hell."

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his fourth term. Truman's presidency is best known for defeating Nazi Germany, founding the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the Truman Doctrine to contain communism.

Major Events While in Office:
  • Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
  • End of World War II (1945)
  • United Nations Created (1945)

Harry D. Truman may have been the first election my mother voted in --- 1948!!!   .... the legal age of voting was 21 ----  in 1948 she would have been newly married in June in Chicago IL... @ 22 yrs of age... where was she that November... still in Chicago or had she moved back to Oklahoma... where was her residency.... and what were the USA's allowable voting for a young black woman (and her mother) Chickasha, Oklahoma ???

Mama-Daddy and Big Mama and Lois and Warren -- should all have had a heightened awareness of political privileges as Ada Lois prevailed in her Supreme Court Case in January of 1948!!!

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