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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).
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(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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(ˈtru mən)

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.
The Missouri Division of Finance on Friday shut down Clayton based, Truman bank, which failed on account of bad commercial real estate loans and poor lending decisions.
recognition after President Harry Truman acknowledged Israel on May 14, 1948, eleven minutes after the Zionist enclave declared itself a state.
Truman and the Founding of Israel, by Allis Radosh and Ronald Radosh.
Peter Weir's The Truman Show (r998) has been studied as an example of Debord's theory of the spectacle; as such, many theorists have shown how Truman is a commodified object constructed for "entertainment" for the masses, also noting how we ourselves are complicit in the consumption of media that dehumanize.
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.
Carpenter discovers the dog's name is Truman and that his owner, documentary filmmaker James Haley, was murdered near Carpenter's home in Paterson, New Jersey.
With a black marker in her hand, Stacey Truman from Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, recently decided to write positive, uplifting messages on the all the bananas in the school lunch room--about 60.
Truman came through Harrisburg and Eldorado, still echoes in the memories of those who were here, though it's been 70 years.