Harry S Truman FBI File
567 pages of FBI files covering President Harry S Truman, archived on CD-ROM.
Harry Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884. During World War I, Truman was commissioned a first lieutenant, later a captain, and was discharged as a major in 1919. Harry Truman ran a haberdashery business from 1919 to 1921. After studying Law at Kansas City Law School, Truman was elected a judge of the Jackson County Court in 1922. In 1926 he became a presiding judge. Truman was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; and reelected in 1940. Harry Truman was elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1944. Upon the death of President Roosevelt, on April 12, 1945, Truman became the thirty-third President of the United States. Harry Truman was elected President in 1948. Deciding not to run again at the end of the term, President Truman retired to Independence, Missouri. Harry Truman died at age 88 in Kansas City, Missouri on December 26, 1972.
The files date from 1940 to 1982, containing approximately 370 discernable memos.
Among the topics covered in the files are: Allegation of solicitation of funds from WPA workers for the senatorial campaign of Truman. FBI coverage and review of the book "Tom's Boy Harry" by Gene Powell. The topic of this book was Truman's relationship with Thomas J. Pendergast, Democratic boss of Kansas City, who was sent to Leavenworth for income tax evasion in 1939. FBI concerns about public statements about the FBI made by President Truman. FBI book reviews of "The Man of Independence", "The Truman Scandals", and "Memoirs by Harry S. Truman." Threats made against the life of President Truman. The relationship between President Truman and the FBI. Letters from the public concerning Truman. Details of a case of a forged check, written against the former president's bank account. Funeral plans for President Harry Truman.