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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – November 17th

Harry S. Truman is nominated for vice president, July 21, 1944

Truman and Franklin Roosevelt barely know each other, and the president clearly has no interest in asking Truman’s advice about running the country. It is also widely known that Truman did not campaign for the job. Foreseeing his own death, FDR had sought to replace his current vice president, Henry Wallace. Roosevelt studied several dossiers before settling on Truman. When the ballots were cast at the Democratic National Convention, Truman garnered 90 percent of the vote. Wallace received just 9 percent.