- Elizabeth Virginia WallaceBess, 1885–1982, U.S. First Lady 1945–53 (wife of Harry S Truman).
- Harry S,1884–1972, 33rd president of the U.S. 1945–53.
- a male given name.
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He made no bones about his great admiration for FDR, who was his mentor, and he had roots too in the Truman administration.
FDR told him he should change parties, and Truman told him he should change parties.
Well, I should like to see Captain Truman just a minute, sir.
"I certainly did," replied Captain Truman, with an accent on the I that meant volumes.
"Follow Captain Truman's trail to the river, Mr. Calvert," said the major.
An appeal to Truman's regimental pride was always effective.
He and Truman went thither because they knew that that was where Sanders could be found, and there they found him.
- Harry S . 1884–1972, US Democratic statesman; 33rd president of the US (1945–53). He approved the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan (1945), advocated the postwar loan to Britain, and involved the US in the Korean War
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Word Origin and History for truman
surname, attested by 1215, literally "faithful man, trusty man."
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