Harry S. Truman

Oil on canvas | 40 x 32cm | 1945

Jay Wesley Jacobs

Thirty-third president, 1945–1953

Upon learning of Franklin Roosevelt’s death on April 12, 1945, Harry Truman said he felt as if “the moon, and the stars and all the planets” had fallen on him. That summer, he faced the daunting task of ending the w...
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