"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.
Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States, (1945-1953) - Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II. In the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War.
October 17, 1952 ~ with then President Truman ~ The rising young politician gets the nod of approval from President Harry Truman, despite Truman's great dislike for Joe Kennedy Sr. Regarding Jack, Truman declares, "There is little doubt of the great political future in store for Kennedy."
After his presidency, Truman returned to his home in MO with his only income his old army pension, which was no more than $112.56 per month. Congress later passed the Former Presidents Act to give U.S. President's pensions. Truman had numerous offers from lg. corporations for work, but turned them all down, stating: "I knew that they were not intereseted in hiring Harry Truman, the person, but what they wanted to hire was the former Pres. of the U.S.
Former Presidents Truman and Eisenhower at Kennedy's funeral >>> "Over the years I have come to believe the paroxysms of grief that tormented Robert Kennedy for years after his brother's death arose, at least in part, from a sense that his efforts to eliminate Castro led to his brother's assassination." (Harry Truman)