April 12, 1945: Vice President Harry S. Truman assumed the Presidency following the death of FDR. He was the first and last president from Missouri. Read more about Truman here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.