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Harry S Truman (1883)close

Born in Lamar, and raised in Independence, Missouri, Truman began as a successful Missouri farmer. He served in France during World War I and after the war, opened a men's clothing store in Kansas City. An active Democrat, he became a Senator in 1934. As the 33rd President of the United States, Truman ordered the use of atomic weapons against Japan at the end of World War II. He also witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations.

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