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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Truman, Elizabeth Known as "Bess.” 1885-1982. First Lady of the United States (1945-1953) as the wife of President Harry S. Truman. She was a valued adviser to her husband.
  • Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972. The 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953). He authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Japan (1945), implemented the Marshall Plan (1948), initiated the establishment of NATO (1949), and ordered U.S. involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953).

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name

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  • n. elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)

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