Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States (April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953)
Nickname: "Give 'Em Hell Harry"
Vice President: Alben W. Barkley
Born: May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri
Died: December 26, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri
Father: John Anderson Truman
Mother: Martha Ellen Young Truman
Married: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace (1885-1982)
Children: Mary Margaret Truman (1924- )
Education: Attended the University of Kansas City Law School
Occupation: Farmer, public official
Political Party: Democrat
While Truman was President the White House was in such need of repairs. In 1948 a piano leg went through the White House floor.
White House History -- Harry Truman
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