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  Truman, Harry S. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Truman took an increasingly tough stand against what he considered to be the threat of Communist expansion in S and W Europe.
Truman was also challenged on the left by Henry A. Wallace of the Progressive party, who opposed Truman’s policy of confrontation with the Soviet Union.
Truman’s administration was blamed by many for the collapse of the regime of Chiang Kai-shek (toward which the administration had been cool) and the victory of the Communists in China (1949).
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 Truman: HST Biography
Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.
Truman was promoted to Captain and given command of the regiment's Battery D. He and his unit saw action in the Vosges, Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns.
Truman was elected in 1922, to be one of three judges of the Jackson County Court.
www.trumanlibrary.org /hst-bio.htm   (1111 words)

 USA-Presidents.Info - Harry S. Truman
Truman (May 8, 1884 December 26, 1972) was the thirty-fourth (1945) Vice President and the thirty-third (1945 - 1953) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt.
Truman's presidency was very eventful, seeing the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the formation of the United Nations, and most of the Korean War.
Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884.
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 Harry S Truman
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing the nation for postwar adjustment.
Truman's second term was primarily concerned with the cold war with the Soviet Union, the implementing of the North Atlantic Pact, the United Nations police action in Korea, and the vast rearmament program with its accompanying problems of economic stabilization.
Harry Truman, lost and found: ever since he was a young boy, Harry S. Truman depended upon his spectacles.
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 American President
Truman served one term, was defeated for a second, and then became presiding judge in 1926, a position he held until 1934.
Truman won the presidential nomination of a severely divided Democratic party in the summer of 1948 and faced New York’s Republican governor Thomas Dewey in the general election.
Truman’s popularity sank during his second term, due largely to accusations of corruption, charges that the administration was “soft on communism,” and the stalemated Korean War.
www.americanpresident.org /history/harrytruman   (1662 words)

 CNN Cold War - Profile: Harry S. Truman
Born on a farm near Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, Truman graduated from high school in 1901 and held a variety of jobs before fighting in France as a lieutenant in the National Guard.
Truman attended law school at nights, lost re-election in 1924 and was elected to another term in 1926.
On March 12, 1947, Truman proclaimed that "it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures" and proceeded to request $400 million to help fight communist insurgents in Greece and Turkey.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/truman   (770 words)

 Character Above All: Harry S. Truman Essay
Truman has experience as wide a range of American life as had any president, and in that sense he was well prepared.
Captain Harry Truman returned from France in 1919 having led an artillery battery through the horrific Battle of the Argonne and having discovered two vitally important things about himself.
Truman and his green troops thought it could be the start of a gas attack and rushed about trying frantically not only to get their own gas masks on, but to get masks on the horses as well.
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 Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman, to son of a farmer, was born in Lamar, Missouri, on 8th May, 1884.
Truman loyally supported Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal policies, and in 1944 he was asked to replace Henry Wallace as his vice president.
Truman upset conservative forces in the United States when he took the side of Dean Acheson, the Secretary of State, in his dispute with General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAtruman.htm   (3236 words)

 Harry S. Truman
Quite naturally, Truman was initially preoccupied with foreign policy: the Allied conference in Potsdam, the conclusion of the war in Europe, and then in August, with the decision to use atomic weapons against Japan.
She drew fire from some liberals for supporting the Korean War and for backing the Truman Doctrine, yet it was clear to any astute observer that ER was willing to break with the administration over public policy issues on which they disagreed.
Truman tried to swing the Convention in favor of Averell Harriman, while ER continued to support her old friend Adlai Stevenson –; Stevenson won the nomination.
www.nps.gov /elro/glossary/truman-harry.htm   (1128 words)

 Crotchety Harry Truman remains an icon of the eruption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Truman remains an icon of the eruption 20 years after he died at his Mount St. Helens Lodge on the shore of Spirit Lake.
Truman became the focus of the national media in the days before the eruption, a rugged individual who enjoyed the solitude of the raw frontier, true to himself as he ended 83 years of life with one last act of defiance.
Truman was married three times, divorcing twice and outliving his cherished third wife of 30 years, Eddie, who was his match in fiber and tenacity.
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 President Harry Truman: Health & Medical History
As a child, Truman was diagnosed with a rare eye problem, "flat eyeballs." He wore thick glasses beginning at age eight, after his mother noticed he was able to see the large print in the family Bible, but unable to see objects at a distance.
Truman re-enlisted in the Missouri National Guard in 1917, at age 33.
Truman had fallen on ice during one of his morning walks about a year after his gall bladder operation, with no serious consequences.
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 The Temperament Portrait of Harry Truman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Truman despised dishonesty and was persistently loyal to his friends and associates (unless they violated his sense of right and wrong or deliberately failed in their duty).
Truman gave the famous general a free hand, and if it is to MacArthur's credit that he did his work so well, it is to Truman's that he allowed the general, whom neither he nor his predecessor Roosevelt had trusted or liked, to proceed.
Truman's support for the Marshall Plan and his handling of the Berlin airlift are good cases in point: he knew what was right; his feisty spirit was aroused; the decisions seemed clear.
keirsey.com /personality/Truman.html   (2367 words)

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To make this decision Truman had to wave aside concerns about postblast radiation, which was an unknown quantity at that time, and even the possibility of an unstoppable chain reaction in the atmosphere which would destroy the world.
Truman had richly earned the nickname "Pendergast's Bellhop" and won the election in the fall on stuffed ballots in Kansas City of which he won all but 11,000 of the 148,000 votes.
Various communist spy rings were exposed in the Truman administration and both the secrets to the atom bomb and the hydrogen bomb were carelessly lost to the Soviets.This lack of security has made the world an infinitely more dangerous place the last 50 years.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/6315/truman.html   (2865 words)

 Experience Kansas City - Harry S Truman
In addition, "Truman," an HBO film which debuted in late 1995, chronicled the man, his achievements and his involvement with important leaders, including corrupt Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast.
Truman's association with Pendergast, however, made him out to be a tool of the machine in the eyes of many.
Truman went on to the US Senate in 1935 and the vice presidency in 1944.
www.experiencekc.com /truman.html   (1427 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Truman was elected judge of the Jackson county court in 1922, failed to win reelection in 1924, became presiding judge of the court two years later, and was reelected in 1930.
Truman's thinking was influenced by his experiences during World War I and as a veteran and reserve officer after the war.
Truman made the decision to use ATOMIC BOMBS against Japan, believing that they would end the war quickly, save lives, and place the United States in a position to revolutionize Japanese life.
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 Capt. Harry Truman: Artilleryman & Future President
Truman was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1934 and re-elected in 1940.
Truman's grandmother was forced off the farm and moved her six children to Kansas City as refugees until the end of the war.
Truman's letters to Bess indicated that he was extremely happy with this assignment, that being a battery commander was his main ambition.
www.worldwar1.com /dbc/truman.htm   (4089 words)

 Artcom Museums Tour: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Truman's early life and career in Jackson County Missouri as farmer, entrepreneur, soldier, businessman, community leader, politician and local government official is not as well documented in his papers as is his later career.
An important feature of Truman's papers is a remarkable collection of correspondence with his wife, daughter and other relatives, and of autobiographical and diary-like writings.
Truman was a prolific letter writer throughout his life and his frequent absences from home and family gave him strong reason to write many letters.
www.artcom.com /Museums/nv/gl/64050-17.htm   (1227 words)

 Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site - General Information - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harry S Truman endeared himself to the citizens of the state through his genuine country manners and his down-to-earth sensibility.
On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman was born in the downstairs southwest bedroom of the one and one-half story house.
Truman's last controversial presidential act was his announcement that he would not seek a second full term as president in 1952.
www.mostateparks.com /trumansite/geninfo.htm   (744 words)

 Harry S Truman Strike Group
The Harry S Truman Battle Group is a war fighting force of up to twelve surface ships and submarines in addition to eight aircraft squadrons equipped and trained to work as a forward deployed force providing a deterrent against aggression and protection of vital U.S. interests anywhere in the world.
The Harry S Truman Battle Group departed Nov. 28, 2000 and its deployment included extensive operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean and primarily the Arabian Gulf.
In early April 2004 the Truman was at sea participating in Tailored Ship’s Training Availability I, II and III, and the Final Evaluation Period before heading into the next phase of the ship’s training cycle.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/batgru-75.htm   (1794 words)

 Harry S. Truman: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989
A former county judge, Senator and Vice President, Harry S. Truman had taken the oath of office first on April 12, 1945, upon the death of President Roosevelt.
Truman's victory in the 1948 election was so unexpected that many newspapers had declared the Republican candidate, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, the winner.
The President went to the East Portico of the Capitol to take the oath of office on two Bibles—the personal one he had used for the first oath, and a Gutenberg Bible donated by the citizens of Independence, Missouri.
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 President Truman - Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library
The Harry S. Truman Library Institute is pleased to announce the establishment of the Truman Medal for Economic Policy.
In January 2004, the Truman museum opened "Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times," a 4,500 square foot permanent exhibition that presents the life of Harry Truman through a series of stories richly illustrated with personal memorabilia, fascinating video clips of the Truman family, and engaging interactive activities for children.
It joined "Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years" an 11,000 square foot permanent exhibition that focuses on the Truman Presidency, with a particular emphasis on the many difficult decisions Harry Truman made during a critical period of the 20th Century.
www.trumanlibrary.org   (505 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Truman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This warm biography of Harry Truman is both an historical evaluation of his presidency and a paean to the man's rock-solid American values.
Truman was a compromise candidate for vice president, almost an accidental president after Roosevelt's death 12 weeks into his second term.
Truman's stunning come-from-behind victory in the 1948 election showed how his personal qualities of integrity and straightforwardness were appreciated by ordinary Americans, perhaps, as McCullough notes, because he was one himself.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671456547?v=glance   (1957 words)

 Harry S Truman
During his first term he was a loyal but quiet supporter of the New Deal, but in his second term, an appointment as head of a Senate committee to investigate war production brought out his special qualities of honesty, common sense, and hard work, and he won widespread respect.
Harry S. Truman: Presidency - Presidency On the death (Apr. 12, 1945) of Roosevelt, Truman succeeded to the presidency.
Harry S. Truman: Later Life and Legacy - Later Life and Legacy Truman remained active in politics for many years after his retirement,...
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 Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site - Home - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born May 8, 1884, in a downstairs bedroom of a small frame house in Lamar, Harry Truman was the son of John Anderson and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.
The Truman birthplace, which the family occupied until Harry was 11 months old, was built between 1880 and 1882.
The Trumans purchased the 20- by 28-foot house as newlyweds in 1882 for $685.
www.mostateparks.com /trumansite.htm   (213 words)

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