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About Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America, succeeding Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. His first notable, albeit controversial, action was the approval of the use of atomic weapons against Japan during World War II, effectively ending the conflict. During his time, he oversaw the creation of two important international bodies that would unite numerous countries: the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The Truman Committee
Prior to his presidency, Truman first gained attention for the formation of the United States Congressional investigative body, the Truman Committee, which aimed to investigate the behind-the-scenes corruption in wartime contracts. His work with the committee boosted him to the seat of Vice President of the United States and eventually the President.
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Famous quotes by Harry S. Truman
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.Harry S. Truman
A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.Harry S. Truman
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.Harry S. Truman
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.Harry S. Truman
All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.Harry S. Truman
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.Harry S. Truman
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.Harry S. Truman
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.Harry S. Truman
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.Harry S. Truman
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.Harry S. Truman
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.Harry S. Truman
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.Harry S. Truman
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.Harry S. Truman
I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.Harry S. Truman
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.Harry S. Truman
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.Harry S. Truman
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.Harry S. Truman
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.Harry S. Truman
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.Harry S. Truman
It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.Harry S. Truman
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.Harry S. Truman
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.Harry S. Truman
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.Harry S. Truman
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.Harry S. Truman
Study men, not historians.Harry S. Truman
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.Harry S. Truman
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.Harry S. Truman
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.Harry S. Truman
The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.Harry S. Truman
The reward of suffering is experience.Harry S. Truman
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.Harry S. Truman
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.Harry S. Truman
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.Harry S. Truman
Upon books the collective education of the race depends they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.Harry S. Truman
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.Harry S. Truman
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.Harry S. Truman
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.Harry S. Truman
You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.Harry S. Truman
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.Harry S. Truman
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.Harry S. Truman
F.A.Q. about Harry S. Truman
When is his birthday?
Harry S. Truman's birthday is on May 8, 1884.
In how many days is his birthday?
Harry S. Truman's birthday is in 107 days
How old was Harry S. Truman when he died?
He was 88 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 26, 1972.
How old would he be today?
Harry S. Truman would be 137 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Harry S. Truman from?
He was born in Lamar, Missouri, U.S..
Harry S. Truman's Popularity
Harry S. Truman was a famous American politician, 33rd President of the United States, who was born on May 8, 1884. As a person born on this date, Harry S. Truman is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (May 8) and the 1st most popular for the year (1884).
People born on May 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Harry S. Truman is the 109th most popular Taurus.
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