Harry S. Truman Essay

Harry S. Truman
A biography of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the U.S.
# 2666 | 1,530 words | 5 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2003 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (U.S.)

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A biography of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. The author examines his background, increased involvement in politics in his younger years and his political career later on in life.

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"Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884. He was the oldest of the three children of John Anderson and Martha Ellen Truman. The middle initial S. in his name is not an abbreviation, but a reflection of his family's reluctance to choose between his grandfathers' names, Shippe and Solomon. His family moved to Independence, Missouri, in 1890, where he had trouble participating in many boyhood activities because of his thick glasses and extreme nearsightedness. Because of this, he became interested in reading and playing the piano. These influenced his career years. His father had financial problems, so he never attended college, and because of his poor eyesight, he could not enroll in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point."

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