Press Release Announcing U.S. Recognition of Israel

(1948)

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Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States, was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, but settled with his family in nearby Independence, Missouri. He learned to farm from his father and remained very close to his mother throughout her life. Truman attended public school and received religious instruction at a Presbyterian Church Sunday school. He was the only twentieth-century president not to have a college degree, but as a young man he was drawn...