Definition of Truman
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Chief Executive, President, President Of The United States, United States President
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Literary usage of Truman
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"After the passing of the Act of Uniformity in 1662, truman, according to Calamy, ... In the same year (1671) truman, still with Bull's views in mind, ..."
2. Atkinson's Casket by Samuel Coate Atkinson (1833)
"truman eyed him steadily for some time, then deliberately opening his bosom, ... At length truman observed, ' There must oe some frightful mystery, ..."
3. Presidents of the United States of America by Frank Freidel (1994)
"truman was elected a judge of the Jackson County Court (an administrative position) in 1922. ... truman made some of the most crucial decisions in history. ..."
4. The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U. S. Invasion by Douglas J. MacEachim (1999)
"This Tripartite Conference was scheduled to open on 15 July—just three months after President truman had taken office. Leahy's memorandum was forwarded ..."
5. Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Grafton (Mass. : Town), Grafton (Mass.), Grafton, Mass, Franklin Pierce Rice (1906)
"truman and Martha W., July n, 1830. Charles Braman, s. truman and Martha W., May 23, 1827. Charles T., s. Joseph H. and Olive, April 30, 1839. ..."
6. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1862)
"Mr. truman, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the appraisal and payment of canal damages ..."
7. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"[truman William Brophy, dentist; bora Cook county, 111., April 12, 1848; educated in the public schools, and Elgin, Illinois academy; graduated from ..."
8. India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, 1941-1991 by Dennis Kux (1994)
"... II truman: Dealing with Neutralism .arry S. truman—even the name sounded unfamiliar—assumed the presidency with the nation, and indeed the world, ..."