National Affairs: Anniversary Week

Despite the pressure of large events, President Harry Truman was not without his share of satisfaction during the week which marked the end of his seventh year in office. The anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's death, and of Harry Truman's accession to the presidency—the last he would celebrate in office—seemed to put him in a subdued and reflective state of mind. "Seven years," he said to the photographers who trooped into his office for the occasion, "is a long time—and a short time."

But the seven years had left him in excellent health. White House Physician Wallace H. Graham was able to report...

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