Harry S. Truman


Who was Truman’s vice president?

Truman did not have a vice president for the remainder of FDR’s fourth term. The Twenty-fifth Amendment would later require that a vice president be replaced when a turn of events caused the office to be vacated. For Truman’s first full term, his vice president was Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky. He had served in both the U.S. House and Senate.

Truman assumed the presidency after FDR’s death in early 1945. Here he is in October 1945 greeting constituents.


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