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  • Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    Harry S. Truman

    United States Senator from Missouri

    Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    After serving as a county judge, Truman wanted to run for Governor or Congress, but Pendergast rejected these ideas. Truman then thought he might serve out his career in some well-paying county sinecure; circumstances changed when Pendergast reluctantly backed him as the fifth choice in the 1934 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.