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Harry S Truman
(1884 - 1972)

1884 Born 8 May
1901 Attends Spalding's Business College
1903 Clerks for the National Bank of Commerce in Kansas City, Missouri
1905 Bookkeeper for the Union National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri; serves in Battery B of the Missouri National Guard
1906 Spends next decade helping on the family farm
1916 Helps organize an oil-drilling company, later named the Morgan Oil and Refining Company; is sworn into regular army service as a member of 129th Field Artillery regiment
1918 Serves in France, promoted to captain
1919 Marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace; opens a men's haberdashery store
1920 Appointed major in Field Artillery, Officers Reserve Corps
1922 Haberdashery business fails; wins election as an eastern judge on the Jackson County Court
1923 Attends Kansas City School of Law until 1925
1924 Daughter, Mary, born
1926 Elected presiding judge of the Jackson County Court, he serves until 1934
1934 Successfully runs as a Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate
1940 Truman wins the Democratic senatorial primary election
1944 Nominated for the office of vice-president at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois
1945 President Roosevelt dies, Truman is president; war ends in Europe and then Japan; presents twenty-one-point legislative program to Congress
1947 Truman Doctrine & National Security Act
1948 Re-elected President; sends message to Congress asking for civil rights legislation to secure the rights of the country's minority groups; signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the United States Armed Forces; Marshall Plan
1949 North Atlantic Pact
1950 Escapes attempted assassination
1953 First volume of memoirs, Year of Decisions is published
1954 Second volume of memoirs, Years of Trial and Hope is published
1956 Signs an agreement with the National American Newspaper Alliance to write a series of articles for publication in newspapers around the country
1960 Mr. Citizen published
1961 TV series - "Decision: The Conflicts Of Harry S. Truman" airs
1972 Dies 26 December

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