October 17, 1952 ~ with then President Truman ~ The rising young politician gets the nod of approval from President Harry Truman, despite Truman's great dislike for Joe Kennedy Sr. Regarding Jack, Truman declares, "There is little doubt of the great political future in store for Kennedy."
After his presidency, Truman returned to his home in MO with his only income his old army pension, which was no more than $112.56 per month. Congress later passed the Former Presidents Act to give U.S. President's pensions. Truman had numerous offers from lg. corporations for work, but turned them all down, stating: "I knew that they were not intereseted in hiring Harry Truman, the person, but what they wanted to hire was the former Pres. of the U.S.
Harry Truman is famously known to have had a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here.” But that was when, Democrat or Republican, you could count on the president of the United States to be a patriotic American. Those days are gone.