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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Harry S. Truman - The Second Portrait In The Presidents Series Of Sketches

Harry S. Truman was not necessarily a shoe in for the US Presidency. If Franklin Roosevelt had lived a whole bunch of events might have transpired to to prohibit his ascension to the Presidency but on April 12th 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt died leaving Truman to take the helm.

I have always admired the style of Truman and his personal sense of style was no doubt attributed to his passion for clothes and his subsequent co-ownership of a haberdashery store in Kansas city. Although Truman would fail in this business, which concentrated (just like LNP does) on menswear accessories, he would take his personal style with him wherever he went in subsequent years. 

Although most often remembered as the President who dropped the bomb, Truman was also instrumental in the formation of the United Nations, the overseeing of the Berlin airlift and the subsequent beginnings of the Cold War as well as the rebuilding of Europe through the Marshall Plan and, because he was very sympathetic towards the plight of Jews under Nazi occupied Europe, he was one one of first to recognise the state of Israel.

I have chosen to place on him our Crown Of Thorns silk bow tie named 'Lear'. Because I am quite certain that he would have had a heavy head making some of the bigger decisions he undertook during his Presidency. 

Stay tuned, our next President will be ready in the next few days.... 

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