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Truman, Harry S

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1972 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Presidents

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).