Harry S. Truman

Oil on canvas | 40 x 32cm | 1945

Jay Wesley Jacobs

Thirty-third president, 1945–1953

Upon learning of President Franklin Roosevelt’s death on April 12, 1945, Harry Truman told reporters he felt as if “the moon, the stars, and all the planets” had fallen on him. That summer, faced with the daunting t...
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