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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.
Those under Zamyatin's One-State, like Truman, were also contained, in this case enclosed within a glass-like structure.
Truman (CVN 75) had the watch in support of Carrier Air Wing Three and TEAM BATTLEAXE, providing combat support in the skies over Afghanistan.
Hollywood cinema in the late 1990s released a number of films preoccupied with the relationship between representation and reality, including The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Dark City (1998), eXistenZ (1999), Pleasantville (1998), The Truman Show (1998) and The Matrix (1999).
But if Obama is not destined to be the next Roosevelt, he can choose from one of two very different presidential role models, Harry Truman or Bill Clinton.
Truman didn't plan to become president of the United States on April 12, 1945.
George Manos as told to Daniel Lindley; THE PRESIDENT'S PIANIST: MY TERM WITH TRUMAN AND MY LIFE IN MUSIC; iUniverse (Biographies and Memoirs) $12.
In the early 1980's, when Eddie Truman trained horses for Bud and Ann Parker's Budann Stable, winners were as plentiful as that next cup of coffee at Clockers' Corner.
Truman (CVN 75) and fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) recently rescued seven mariners adrift in a raft in the central Persian Gulf.
Truman Scholarship Foundation provides support to full-time college undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.
Truman was credited with bring post-WW II order: both former aides to the President and seasoned national security experts blend memories with analysis in a coverage recommended for any college-level library strong in political science and American history.
The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism, by Elizabeth Edwards Spalding.