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Bess Truman
photographed in the late 1940s

Tru·man

 (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

Truman

, 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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Truman

(ˈtruːmən)
n
(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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Tru•man

(ˈtru mən)

n.
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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Margaret Truman, Harry S. Truman, William Morrow and Company, New York, 1973.