DEMOCRATS: Plain Mr. Truman

When Harry Truman arrived at Washington's Union Station to leave for Independence six hours after the inauguration he was greeted by a cheering crowd so heavy that he had trouble getting to his train. ("Make way for the President," boomed the public address system.) When the strains of Auld Lang Syne had died away, Harry Truman made his farewell to Washington. "In all my political career I have never had anything like this," said he. "I'll never forget it if I live to be a hundred, and that's just what I expect to do."

"We Love You." On the way...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!