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Harry S. Truman

May 8 1884 - Dec. 26, 1972

 
 
Harry S. Truman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
1. Harry S. Truman Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri
32nd President, Apr. 12, 1945-Jan.20, 1953

From this spot Mr. Truman
delivered his Vice Presidential
Nomination Acceptance Speech
on August 31, 1944

 
Erected 1975 by Citizens of Barton County and the Lamar Lions Club.
 
Location. 37° 29.705′ N, 94° 16.63′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Missouri, in Barton County. Marker is on Gulf Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the west entrance to the county couthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Gulf Street, Lamar MO 64759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamar (within shouting distance of this marker); McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry S Truman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
Harry S. Truman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
2. Harry S. Truman Marker

1. Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
Truman Marker and Barton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
3. Truman Marker and Barton County Courthouse
Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. 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 Berlin. 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 Gallery.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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