Harry S. Truman

 
 
33rd President of the United States
In office
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
Vice PresidentNone (1945–1949)[a]
Alben W. Barkley (1949–1953)
Preceded byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Succeeded byDwight D. Eisenhower
34th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1945 – April 12, 1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byHenry A. Wallace
Succeeded byAlben W. Barkley
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1945
Preceded byRoscoe C. Patterson
Succeeded byFrank P. Briggs
Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Missouri
In office
January 1, 1927[1] – January 1, 1935[1]
Preceded byElihu W. Hayes[2]
Succeeded byEugene I. Purcell[3]
Judge of Jackson County, Missouri’s Eastern District
In office
January 1, 1923[4] – January 1, 1925[4]
Preceded byJames E. Gilday[5]
Succeeded byHenry Rummel[3]
Personal details
BornMay 8, 1884
Lamar, Missouri, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 1972 (aged 88)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Resting placeHarry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum,
Independence, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Bess Wallace (m. 1919)
ChildrenMargaret
Parents
EducationSpalding’s Commercial College
UMKC School of Law (withdrew)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service
Years of service
  • 1905–1911 (National Guard)
  • 1917–1919 (active)
  • 1920–1953 (reserve)
Rank
Commands
Battles/warsWorld War I
Awards
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