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Bess Truman
photographed in the late 1940s


 (tro͞o′mən), Elizabeth Known as "Bess." 1885-1982.
First lady of the United States (1945-1953) as the wife of President Harry S. Truman. She was a valued adviser to her husband.

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Harry S. Truman
photographed c. 1945


, Harry S. 1884-1972.
The 33rd president of the United States (1945-1953). He authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Japan (1945), implemented the Marshall Plan (1948), initiated the establishment of NATO (1949), and ordered US involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953).


(Biography) Harry S. 1884–1972, US Democratic statesman; 33rd president of the US (1945–53). He approved the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan (1945), advocated the postwar loan to Britain, and involved the US in the Korean War


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Harry S, 1884–1972, 33rd president of the U.S. 1945–53.
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Noun1.Truman - elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th termTruman - elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)
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If workingmen don't stick to their Sunday," said Truman, "they'll soon have none left; it is every man's right and every beast's right.
Truman aircraft carrier at the coast of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Gareth Elliott, 25, and Michael Truman, 35, were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to affray.
In his efforts to balance the need for security with the ideals of freedom and individuality, President Truman played a major role in creating and shaping the modern national security state, and the decisions he made at the dawn of the postwar era still echo today.
Truman believed that if he were remembered for anything, it would be for his foreign aid programs.
Located adjacent to the historical Truman Farms, UCaeHaul Moving and Storage at Truman Farms is ready to serve Grandview and the surrounding Kansas City communities.
Embassy in Athens' Consular Section worked with the city of Athens to have cleaned a statue of Harry S Truman done by the sculptor who also did the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va.
I am now reading David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman.
Truman had not proved a popular president and was way behind in the opinion polls.
The play is named for a phrase yelled at Truman by a supporter during a Presidential election campaign speech in 1948.
The old Truman plant in East London was a world giant before a sales decline led to closure in 1989.