US Democratic politician
1922-1924 - Judge of Eastern District of Jackson County, Missouri.
1926-1934 - Presiding judge of Jackson County, Missouri.
1935-1945 - Senator from Missouri.
1945 - Vice-president of US.
1945-1953 - The 33rd president of US.
1945 - Ordered atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1947 - Promulgated Truman Doctrine.
1947 - Vetoed Taft-Hartley Act (nevertheless passed over Truman's veto).
1948 - 1952 - Approved Marshall Plan to aid postwar Europe.
1949 - Initiated Fair Deal domestic policy, including Housing Act.
Won UN mandate to expel North Korean troops from South Korea (Start of Korean War).
1950 - Survived assassination attempt by two Puerto Rican nationalists.
1951 - Relieved Douglas MacArthur of command of US-led UN force in Korea.
1952 - Ordered federal seizure of steel mills, to prevent national steel strike during Korean War (seizure negated by Supreme Court).
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