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 lifetime member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 34th vice president from January to April 1945 under Franklin Roosevelt, and as a United States Senator from Missouri from 1935 to January 1945. Having assumed the presidency after Roosevelt's death, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain the expansion of communism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry S. Truman has received more than 17,243,159 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). Harry S. Truman is the 172nd most popular politician (down from 144th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from United States (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 16th 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 172 out of 15,710Before him are Reinhard Heydrich, George W. Bush, Murad II, Mehmed IV, Maximilien Robespierre, and Klemens von Metternich. After him are Septimius Severus, William I, German Emperor, Henry II of France, Björn Ironside, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Alexander I of Russia.

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Among people born in 1884, Harry S. Truman ranks 3Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt and Amedeo Modigliani. After him are Isoroku Yamamoto, Bronisław Malinowski, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, İsmet İnönü, Anton Drexler, Max Brod, Édouard Daladier, and Peter Debye. Among people deceased in 1972, Harry S. Truman ranks 1After him are Ip Man, Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 64 out of 15,968Before him are James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), George W. Bush (1946), and John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928). After him are Judy Garland (1922), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), Toni Morrison (1931), Noam Chomsky (1928), and George H. W. Bush (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 16Before him are Ronald Reagan (1911), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), James K. Polk (1795), George Washington (1732), Richard Nixon (1913), and George W. Bush (1946). After him are Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), George H. W. Bush (1924), Joe Biden (1942), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Bill Clinton (1946).