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Official White House Portrait of Harry S. Truman ~ 33rd President of the United States. (Term: 1945-1953).  Three months after Truman's inauguration as vice-president, President Franklin Roosevelt died.  On April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman took the president's oath of office making him the 33rd President of the United States.  Notable events include the Civil Rights Act of 1948, the Berlin Crisis and Airlift, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine and the beginning of the Cold War.

President Harry Truman painted by Greta Kempton, the first woman to paint an official presidential portrait.

Born on (1874-1964).  He was president from 1929-1933. His term saw the onset of the Great depression. Associated with hoovervilles. Promised banishment of poverty.

Hebert Hoover He was president from His term saw the onset of the Great depression. Associated with hoovervilles. Promised banishment of poverty.

August 14, 1935:  President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act “to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws.”

August 14, 1935

President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act on Aug. On August President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, the foundation upon which the nation's .

This image shows Harry Truman at age 13 with the glasses he wore as a boy.  The photograph was taken about 1897.  Note the fairly standard suit with a high collar.  Also note the bow tie.

This image shows Harry Truman at age 13 with the glasses he wore as a boy. The photograph was taken about Note the fairly standard suit with a high collar. Also note the bow tie.

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Artist: Thomas Edgar Stephens 1947 Oil on canvas National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, 1947

Robert McNamara and President John F. Kennedy

President John Kennedy walks with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara towards a pier on Cape Cod to board the Kennedy family boat for an outing ~ July 1961

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind

I weigh the same and am as tall as James Madison. Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I've more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it's just been further confirmed.

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and also a notable violinist. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly.

This 1959 photograph pictures President Harry Truman playing the piano, accompanied by comedian Jack Benny on his trademark violin. Photograph of President Harry S. Truman Playing the Piano While Jack Benny Plays the Violin, via DocsTeach

James Monroe Statue, Presidents Tour, Rapid City, South Dakota - 5th President of the United States of America

James Monroe Statue, Presidents Tour, Rapid City, South Dakota - President of the United States of America