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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Harry S. Truman 1884 Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. He was the oldest of three children to John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Young Truman. Truman went to Independence High School (now William Chrisman High School) and graduated in 1901. He did not earn a college degree. 1901 Truman was elected as one of the Missouri State Senators in 1935. 1935 Truman was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's running mate in 1945. His vice presidency was brief. Roosevelt barelay contacted him, and only met with Truman twice. Truman was not informed of major events, such as the Manhatten Project. 1945 Truman was FDR's vice president for 82 days when President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. Truman then assumed the presidency. Assuming Office Truman was in office for two terms, from 1945-1953. Under Truman, the Allies won World War II and we fought in the Korean War. 1945-1953 Political Party Truman was affiliated with the Democratic party. 1972 Truman died of pneumonia on December 26, 1972 at 7:50 am at the age of 88 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is buried with his wifeat the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri. Truman married Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919. They had one child, Mary Margerat Truman. 1919 After leaving the White House, Truman's only earnings were from his army pension: $112.56 a month. He refused to be on any corporate payroll and turned down offers for commercial endorsements. Truman was faced with finacial challenges because of this. Penniless
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