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Harry S. Truman

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Harry S. Truman
Party Democratic

April 12, 1945 — January 20, 1953
Preceded by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Succeeded by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Birthdate May 8, 1884

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884December 26, 1972) was the thirty-fourth Vice President (1945) and the thirty-third President of the United States (19451953), succeeding to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Truman's presidency was very eventful, seeing the dropping of atomic bombs in Japan, the end of World War II, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the beginning of the Cold War, the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces, the formation of the United Nations, the second red scare, and most of the Korean War. Truman was a folksy, unassuming president, and popularized phrases such as "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." He exceeded the low expectations many had at the beginning of his administration, and developed a reputation as a strong, capable leader.

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