Early years[ change change source ] The Trumans' wedding day Harry S. Truman was born on May 8,in Lamar, Missouri.
Share via Email There is often a heartless contradiction between American ideals and the general willingness to accept them in action. Truman's biography is the stuff of which all Presidents are supposed to be made.
It is the character and career party campaign handbooks attribute to their chosen leader. It is on file in every Hollywood studio, heading the category of thoroughly reliable "characters" whom not even the House Un-American Activities Committee would question.
It is described in the schools as the very root and flower of what is best about the American way of life. Yet it appears uneasily in the White House as is remembered as the object of characteristic jokes.
Coolidge's memory is green in the popular recollection for his cracker-barrel cynicism and his opposition to sin. And now we are ready to recall 'to err is to Truman' and "Don't shoot the piano-player, he's doing his best. Truman's history in the Senate was that of an alert debater, a practical humanitarian, a courageous New Dealer from a state festering with political corruption which never tainted his personal history.
Many a more pretentious statesman would have quietly forgotten his machine connections when that machine was exposed and punished in the law courts.
But to Harry Truman it was a simple courtesy to leave Washington and his new glory as Vice-President and go home to Missouri to attend the funeral of the squalid Boss Pendergast, who came out of goal to die.
Pendergast had picked Truman as his man for the Senate, and Mr. Truman came from the sort of people who despise a man who forgets a favour. Truman had come up the "folksy", traditional way of the machine politician - a road overseer, farm-tax collector, a bridge-mender, a drainer of dirt roads after heavy rains, then a postmaster, a club organiser, then tedious nights learning enough law to justify his election as a county court judge.
But he knows as well as most that it is also the hard way.
At various times he had gone into debt and worked at all sorts of jobs because the convention of going bankrupt was odious to him. To Harry Truman the moral implications of that compliment are as binding as the words of a Methodist hymnal.
Being present at Pendergast's funeral was an obvious duty. Truman and made his administration in the end admittedly inept. When the late Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, made a speech in Boston and, with Roosevelt's private approval, came out for Atlantic convoys for British shipping, the grateful cries of Englishmen were as loud as the screams of protest over here.
Questioned a press conference, Mr. Roosevelt said surely Mr. Knox had a right to speak for himself. Truman would have told all, as he did over the misbegotten plan to woo Stalin with Justice Vinson.
When he was a haberdasher he bought at boom prices and sold at depression prices. His shop failed, but he is not a despondent man and one can admire the sigh and the plucky grin with which he has, throughout his life, tried to learn from his mistakes.
Unfortunately it is too late to learn in the White House, and Americans who admire the hard-luck story in their neighbour will not tolerate it when the that neighbour is raised to "the elective kingship.
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The things he has genuinely wanted to have done have been every bit as New Deal as Roosevelt.Nov 12, · Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, , in the farm community of Lamar, Missouri, to John Truman (), a livestock trader, and Martha Young Truman ().
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He administered the end of World War II and is infamous for validating the use of nuclear weapons against Japan. MAN OF THE PEOPLE. A Life of Harry S.
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The diary of President Harry S. Truman is located in the Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri. Teaching Activities Note to the teacher: The teaching suggestions that follow are designed to coordinate social studies with language arts, particularly reading, writing, and research skills.
Truman was the son of John Anderson Truman, a farmer and livestock trader and active Democrat and Martha Ellen Young Truman. He had one brother, Vivian Truman, and one sister, Mary Jane Truman.
On June 28, , Truman married Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace. President Harry Truman Timeline Important Dates, World and National Events During His Lifetime: (May 8) Born in Lamar, Mo.
Served in the U.S. Army during World War I.