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Harry S. Truman Taking the Oath of Office

63-1499-02 (untitled)
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8x10 inches (21x26 cm)
Black & White
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Truman - Cabinet - Members - Oath of Office; Truman - Dignitaries - Congress - Leaders; Truman - Family - Wife - Daughter - 1945; Truman - Oaths - President - 1945; Truman - Bess - Family - HST - MT - Presidency; Truman - Margaret - Cabinet [with]; Truman - Margaret - Family - HST & Bess - Presidency

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Harry S. Truman taking the oath of office at the White House after the death of President Roosevelt. From left to right: Henry Stimson, Secretary of War; Henry Wallace, Secretary of Commerce; Julius Krug, War Production Board Administrator; James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; Claude Wickard, Secretary of Agriculture; Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury; Harry S. Truman; Edward Stettinius, Secretary of State; Bess Wallace Truman; Harlan Stone, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Margaret Truman (mostly obscured by Justice Stone); Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House; Fred Vinson, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion; Representative Joseph Martin, House Minority Leader.

April 12, 1945