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  • ID: I39487
  • Name: Harry S. TRUMAN
  • RELA: 13th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 MAY 1884 in Lamar, Barton Co., MO
  • Event: Military service BET 1905 AND 1911 Missouri National Guard
  • Event: Military service BET 1917 AND 1919 Major, U.S. Army
  • Event: Military service BET 1920 AND 1953 Col., U.S. Army Reserve
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Missouri BET 3 JAN 1935 AND 17 JAN 1945
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 30 JAN 1945 AND 12 APR 1945
  • Event: Elected BET 12 APR 1945 AND 20 JAN 1953 33rd President of the United States
  • Death: 26 DEC 1972 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
  • Event: Pic President Harry S. Truman
  • Event: Sound
  • Occupation: Judge, Attorney, Haberdasher
  • Title: President
  • Burial: Courtyard of Truman Presidential Library, Independence, MO
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  • Note:
    TRUMAN, Harry S., a Senator from Missouri, a Vice President, and Thirty-third President of the United States; born in Lamar, Barton County, Mo., May 8, 1884; moved with his parents to a farm in Jackson County, Mo., in 1888; attended the public schools in Independence, Mo.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the First World War was commissioned a first lieutenant, later a captain, and served with Battery D, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Field Artillery, United States Army, with service overseas; discharged as a major in 1919; colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps 1927-1945; engaged in the haberdashery business 1919-1921; studied law at Kansas City (Mo.) Law School; judge of the Jackson County Court 1922-1924, and presiding judge 1926-1934; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on January 17, 1945; chairman, Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses), formed at Truman's initiative and widely known as the "Truman Committee," which called nationwide attention to military contracting procedures; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Franklin Roosevelt in 1944, and inaugurated on January 20, 1945; upon the death of President Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, became President of the United States; elected in 1948 for the term ending January 20, 1953; was not a candidate for reelection in 1952; returned to his home in Independence, Mo.; engaged in writing his memoirs and took an active interest in the creation of the Truman Library; died in Kansas City, Mo., December 26, 1972; interment in the Rose Garden at the Truman Library, Independence, Mo.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Anderson TRUMAN b: 5 DEC 1851 in Jackson Co., MO
    Mother: Martha Ellen YOUNG b: 25 NOV 1852 in Jackson Co., MO

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Virginia WALLACE b: 13 FEB 1885 in Independence, Jackson Co., MO
    • Married: 28 JUN 1919 in Independence, Jackson Co., MO
    1. Has No Children Mary Margaret TRUMAN b: 17 FEB 1924 in Independence, Jackson Co., MO
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