Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States

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  • Mini Bio: Harry Truman
    Mini Bio: Harry TrumanThu May 08, 2014
    Harry Truman came from modest beginnings and is the only 20th Century President to not have a college degree. Among his accomplishments as President were integrating the military, defe...
  • LBJ and Harry Truman, 11/4/64, 11.36A.
    LBJ and Harry Truman, 11/4/64, 11.36A.Mon Aug 27, 2012
    Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Harry Truman. Citation No.: 6166 November 4, 1964 Time: 11.36AM Location:
  • Harry S. Truman — Home in Independence
    Harry S. Truman — Home in IndependenceThu Oct 08, 2009
    In this vintage footage from Columbia Pictures' 1964 "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman", Harry addresses the camera from his front porch in Independence, Missouri, and isn't...