Question: What does the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand for?

Answer: The “S” is not an abbreviation. Truman was given a middle initial, but not a middle name. Truman’s parents chose “S” as his middle name to please both of his grandfathers, a common practice among the Scots-Irish. The “S” in Harry S. Truman refers to the names of both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. In 1962, Truman told reporters that they should not use a period after the S, because it didn’t stand for anything. He may have been joking; he himself often wrote his middle initial followed by a period. At any rate, the ruling of most style manuals is to include the period.

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1the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
The “S” in Harry S. Truman refers to the names of both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. In 1962, Truman told reporters that they should not use a period after the S, because it didn’t stand for anything.
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2Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president.He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO.. Truman grew up in Independence, Missouri, and during World War I …
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TIL the S in Harry S. Truman doesn’t stand for anything. en.wikipedia … 58 points · 12 days ago. So it’s Harry S “Stands for Nothing” Truman. level 1. 16 points · 12 days ago. Does it stand for … we’d write it as Harry S. Truman (see that period?) But because it’s not an abbreviation, his name was actually… Harry S Truman (looks …
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4the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
Truman often received mail addressed to “Harry Solomon Truman,” “Harry Simpson Truman” and “Harry Shippe Truman.” In 1955, on a visit to Eugene, Oregon, to raise money for the construction of the Truman Library, the Swinomish Indian tribe gave Truman the ceremonial middle name of Swinomish. In this letter from Harry S. Truman to …
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5the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
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6the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
The correct grammer would be Harry S Truman, because the S stands for nothing, but Truman himself always signed his name “Harry S. Truman”. — User:lawrence142002 I am not even an amateur historian, but the concept of a single-letter middle name and the family history behind it is fascinating in itself.
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Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, came into the world on 8 May 1884. However, his parents, John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Truman, couldn’t decide on a suitable …
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Step 1 : Introduction to the question “What did the S in Harry S. Truman stand for?”…1. Nothing 2. Shipp 3. Solomon 4. Sherman Step 2 : Answer to the question “What did the S in Harry S. Truman stand for?” Nothing: Please let us know as comment, if the answer is not correct!
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9the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
Harry Truman actually did not have a middle name, other than the letter S. it stands for nothing. He was given the name Harry Truman at birth, and at some point (I don’t remember where I read this) he felt he “needed” a middle name, or at least a middle initial, so picked “S”
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10the “S” in Harry S. Truman stand Nothing
Indeed, it did, and what it stood for was nothing at all. Ulysses Grant had been born Hiram Ulysses Grant, the family called him by his middle name. In 1839, Grant’s father Jesse asked his Congressman, Thomas L. Hamer, to nominate Ulysses to be a …
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1History with Phil: Tracing Truman’s path to the president’s office
When FDR died in 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd president. While not well-known by many Americans, he had spent many years in politics in his native Missouri.
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Published Date: 2020-08-20T22:40:00.0000000Z

2Stephen Moore: Trump and Truman Were in Similar Boats
President Donald Trump isn’t the first incumbent president to run for reelection facing a deficit in the late summer polls. At this stage of the election cycle in 1948, no one thought Democrat Harry Truman had a prayer of winning as he sank in the polls.
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Published Date: 2020-09-01T20:49:00.0000000Z


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1.  Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin…
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On 11 April 1951, U.S. President Harry S. Truman relieved General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of his commands after MacArthur made public statements…
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3.  Executive Order 9835
President Harry S. Truman signed United States Executive Order 9835, sometimes known as the "Loyalty Order", on March 21, 1947. The order established the first…
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