The "S" Had No Meaning.

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 Truman survived an assassination attempt. Two Puerto Rico nationalists tried to kill Truman in 1950 when he was staying at Blair House while the White House was under renovation. A White House guard died as he killed one attacker. The other attacker was captured. Truman heard the gun fight from his room.

 Truman had an unusual middle initial. Truman’s parents gave him a middle name of  “S” after they couldn’t agree on a middle name as a tribute to relatives whose names both started with the letter “S.” Officially, the “S” is followed by a period: “Harry S. Truman.” That’s because Truman used a period with the letter “S” in his correspondence. The Truman Library & Museum offers a detailed explanation of the “S” controversy.

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Comments (2)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Linda, very interesting information about one of my favorite 20th Century Presidents.

Jan 17, 2015 05:44 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is something I'm sure almost no one knew about.  Truman was a good President at a time when we were trying to recover from the war

Jan 17, 2015 06:34 AM