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Harry S. Truman

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Our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, the first child of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Truman. The family, which soon included another boy Vivian, and a young lady, Mary Jane moved a few times throughout Truman's early stages, in 1887, to a farm close to Grandview, Missouri then, in 1890, to Independence, Missouri and at long last, in 1902, to Kansas City. Harry was intrigued by music and reading, at one point he considered becoming a pianist. Harry moved on from high school in 1901. After leaving school he was not able to enroll into college reason being his family couldn't manage the cost of it, rather he had various employments, first as a timekeeper for a railroad development organization, then as a representative in two Kansas City banks. Five years after he came back to Grandview to help his father with the family farm. He kept working as a rancher for more than ten years. From 1905 to 1911, Truman served in the Missouri National Guard. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, he helped create the second Regiment of Missouri Field Artillery, which was quickly called into Federal government as the 129th Field Artillery and sent to France. Truman was elevated to Captain and given charge of the regiment's Battery D. On June 28, 1919, Truman wedded Bess Wallace, whom he had known since teenage years. From 1919 to 1922 he ran a men's attire store in Kansas City with his wartime companion, Eddie Jacobson, the store ran unsuccessful during postwar recession. Truman was chosen in 1922, to be one of three judges of the Jackson County Court. He was crushed for reelection in 1924, yet won race as head judge in the Jackson County Court in 1926. In 1934, Truman was chosen t... ... middle of paper ... ...emaining to him, he delighted in being "Mr. Citizen," as he called himself in a book of memoirs. He spent his days reading, writing, lecturing and taking long brisk walks. He took particular satisfaction in founding and supporting his Library, which made his papers available to scholars, and which opened its doors to everyone who wished to have a glimpse of his remarkable life and career. Harry S. Truman died on December 26, 1972. Bess Truman died on October 18, 1982. They are buried side by side in the Library's courtyard. When Harry S. Truman left the presidency in January 1953, he was one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, but now he is known to being one of the best presidents this country ever had. Works Cited http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/truman-life/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/harrystruman
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