Profile of Harry S. Truman
His vice president was Kentuckian Alben W. Barkley… The “S” in Harry S. Truman is just an initial; it doesn’t stand for anything… He was the captain of an artillery company during World War I; according to the Harry Truman Library, Truman and his unit “saw action in the Vosges, Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns”… The Truman Library is located in his hometown of Independence, Missouri… Truman is sometimes called a “haberdasher” because he ran a men’s clothing store in Kansas City from 1919-22; the store flopped and Truman spent years paying off his debts… Truman married the former Bess Wallace on 28 June 1919. They remained married until his death in 1972; Bess died on 18 October 1982. Their only child, Mary Margaret, was born on 17 February 1924. Margaret Truman became the author of a series of mystery novels set in Washington, D.C., including Murder at the White House (1980) and Murder at the Pentagon (1992).
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