Thursday, 05 July 2012
Once upon a time there was a young high school graduate who joined the National Guard in Missouri. He was a hard working farmer and was pretty good at it. About ten years later he went to war as a Captain of an artillery unit. World War One in Europe had been going on prior to the U.S.A. joining the British and the French against the Germans. He came home from the war with new ambitions and opened a men’s haberdashery. He was not very good in business and it failed. Later, he became an elected judge in Jackson County, Missouri. It was an administrative job which he adapted to and did well. His name was Harry S. Truman.
In 1934, after being involved in Politics for some time, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. As an obscure Democrat Senator from a small state, not many people knew or heard of him. However, in 1939 when President Roosevelt needed someone to oversee the vast amount of military spending, he was selected. It became known as the Truman Committee. The experience he gained as an administrative judge in Missouri served him well.