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Harry S. Truman

1884 - 1972

 
 
Harry S. Truman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Harry S. Truman Monument
Inscription.

President of the
United States
1945 - 1953

This statue was dedicated
May 8, 1976, by
Gerald R. Ford,
the 38th President of the
United States, in the presence of
Mrs. Margaret Truman Daniel.

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 39° 5.547′ N, 94° 24.956′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Main Street near Lexington Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is on the east grounds of the former county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Lexington Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Jackson County Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Harpie Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton's Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Truman's First Job (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of Progress (within shouting distance of
Harry S. Truman Monument Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Harry S. Truman Monument Dedication Marker
this marker); Jackson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); First Battle of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Truman Library and Museum. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Harry S. Truman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
3. Harry S. Truman Monument
Harry S. Truman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
4. Harry S. Truman Monument
East facade of the former Jackson County courthouse in background.
Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Harry S. Truman
This portrait of Harry Truman by Greta Kempton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, his successor, Vice President Harry Truman, felt as if the weight of the world had fallen on him. feeling woefully unprepared, he now had the responsibility for guiding the country through the final phases of World War II and the often-jolting adjustments to peace.

Elected to the presidency in his own right in 1948, Truman had his greatest impact in foreign policy. His most notable achievements included defeating communist takeovers in Greece and Turkey and repelling the USSR's attempt to push the West out of 8erlin. Truman also presided over implementation of the Marshall plan to rebuild Western Europe's war-torn economies, a strategy that may be the greatest triumph in the annals of American diplomacy.

The Vienna-born Greta Kempton was Harry Truman's favorite portraitist. Shortly after she finished what would become his official White House likeness in 1947, she began this portrait. The picture was finally completed in 1970, when former members of Truman's administration presented it to the National Portrait Ga1lery.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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