Born: May 8, 1884

Died: December 26, 1972

First Lady: Elizabeth “Bess” Virginia Wallace Truman

Political Party: Democratic

Presidential Term: April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953

Famous Quote: “If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military.”


1917–1919 Served in the army during World War I

1919 Married Elizabeth “Bess” Virginia Wallace

1922–1924 Jackson County Judge

1926–1934 Jackson County Judge

1935–1945 U.S. senator from Missouri

1945 Vice president of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1945-1953 Thirty-third president of the United States

1950-1953 Korean War

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