Talk:Harry S. Truman

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 Definition (1884-1972) President of the U.S. from 1945 to 1953. [d] [e]

The buck stops here

Can we fit that into the article somewhere? --Matt Innis (Talk) 11:18, 26 October 2007 (CDT)

yes, good idea! Richard Jensen 11:40, 26 October 2007 (CDT)
Alright! Right there in the lead! --Matt Innis (Talk) 14:59, 29 October 2007 (CDT)

liberal form Missouri?

I would not deny that Truman was fairly liberal in his presidency, in terms of economic policy and civil rights. But he was a senator from Missouri, which is part of the ultra-conservative Old South. How did he get elected there? Just curious. I also wonder the same question about Lyndon Johnson (Texas). Yi Zhe Wu 22:28, 26 October 2007 (CDT)

by "liberal" I mean a strong supporter of the New Deal, which Truman was. His base was the big city machines in Kansas City and St Louis. It is wrong to say the South was conservative; apart from race, in general, MOST southerners supported the New Deal.Richard Jensen 22:41, 26 October 2007 (CDT)