W. Averell Harriman speaks about former President Harry S. Truman's decisive nature and international leadership in this speech given in the auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, April 19, 1969. During the Truman administration, Harriman served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Secretary of Commerce, US Coordinator of the Marshall Plan, Special Assistant to the President, and Director of the Mutual Security Agency.
President Truman, Address in New York City Before the United Nations Assembly, October 24, 1950. The President spoke at 11:30 a.m. In his opening remarks he referred to Nasrollah Entezam, President of the General Assembly, and Trygve Lie, Secretary General of the United Nations. The address was carried on a nationwide radio broadcast. For other recordings of the same event, see SR71-33 and SR64-92.Transcript available in Public Papers of the Presidents, Harry S. Truman, 1950.