33rd President (1945-1953)
Born: May 8, 1884
Died: December 26, 1972
Vice President: Alben William Barkley
Political Party: Democratic
Next President: Dwight Eisenhower
Previous President: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Notable Harry Truman Quotes
"A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants."
"Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."
"Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in
the first place."
The Only President to...
Harry Truman was the only United States President who served after 1897 not to earn a college
Interesting Harry Truman Facts
Harry Truman as often referred to has Harry S Truman. Notice that there is no period after the
"S"? That's because the "S" does not stand for a middle name, it's just a letter.
In the 1948 election, the Chicago Tribune was so sure that Truman would lose that they ran the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" before the formal results were declared. Only after the newspapers hit the streets
did they realize they were wrong, resulting in one of the most embarrasing moments in newspaper