Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). Seen here in his World War I Army uniform, 1917. During World War I, Truman served in combat in France as an artillery officer in his National Guard unit.
#33 Harry S Truman (1945-1953) After urgent plea to Japan to to surrender was rejected, ordered atomic bomb of cities devoted to war work. Two were Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Japan quickly surrendered. Witnessed signing of United Nations. Died Dec. 26, 1972 at age 88
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory.