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Harry S. Truman

1884 - 1972

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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a United States senator from Missouri from 1935 to 1945 and briefly as the 34th vice president in 1945 under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Assuming the presidency after Roosevelt's death, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan in the wake of World War II to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain the expansion of Soviet communism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry S. Truman has received more than 22,771,426 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 131 in 2019). Harry S. Truman is the 136th most popular politician (up from 172nd in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from United States (up from 64th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Politician.

Harry S. Truman is most famous for being the 33rd president of the United States, for leading the country through World War II and the Korean War, and for overseeing the end of World War II.

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Among politicians, Harry S. Truman ranks 136 out of 15,577Before him are Kim Jong-il, Francis I of France, Mehmed IV, Murad II, George W. Bush, and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Henry V of England, Abdul Hamid II, Sun Yat-sen, Şehzade Mustafa, Augusto Pinochet, and Hulagu Khan.

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Among people born in 1884, Harry S. Truman ranks 2Before him is Eleanor Roosevelt. After him are Amedeo Modigliani, Isoroku Yamamoto, Hideki Tojo, Bronisław Malinowski, Edvard Beneš, Anton Drexler, İsmet İnönü, Édouard Daladier, Peter Debye, and Max Brod. Among people deceased in 1972, Harry S. Truman ranks 1After him are Ip Man, Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, J. Edgar Hoover, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ezra Pound, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Franz Halder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 45 out of 18,182Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Janis Joplin (1943), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Al Capone (1899), George W. Bush (1946), and Andy Warhol (1928). After him are Wallis Simpson (1896), John Wilkes Booth (1838), Abraham Maslow (1908), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), and Marlon Brando (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 15Before him are James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Joe Biden (1942), George Washington (1732), and George W. Bush (1946). After him are Richard Nixon (1913), George H. W. Bush (1924), Donald Trump (1946), Al Gore (1948), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Theodore Roosevelt (1858).