Lived: May 08, 1884 – Dec 26, 1972 (age 88)
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Party: Democratic Party
TV shows: Truman
Successor: Dwight D. Eisenhower (President)
Education: University of Missouri–Kansas City · University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law · William Chrisman High SchoolHighlights
- 1919: After his wartime service, Truman returned to Independence, where he married Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919.
- 1945: Truman was sworn in as vice president on January 20, 1945.
- 1945: After serving as a United States Senator from Missouri (1935–45) and briefly as Vice President (1945), he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1950: On November 1, 1950, Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempted to assassinate Truman at Blair House.
- 1953: When he left office in 1953, Truman was one of the most unpopular chief executives in history.
- 1957: He testified before Congress to have money appropriated to have presidential papers copied and organized, and was proud of the bill’s passage in 1957.
1948 electoral vote results