Harry Truman. "The buck stops here" plaque was on the desk in the oval office until Reagan removed it in 1981.
Everyone wants to be a leader. However, few are prepared to accept the accountability that goes with it. But you can't have one without the other.
After dealing with such issues as the Louisiana Purchase, a war with Mexico, and the Emancipation Proclamation, the stage would soon be set for the man with the big stick. Theodore Roosevelt came along at a time in history that required decisions affecting virtually all areas of the government.
Truman poses in 1959 at the recreation of the Truman Oval Office at the Truman Library in 1959, with the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign on his desk. (The reverse of the sign says, "I'm From Missouri".) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman https://www.trumanlibrary.org/
Truman's choice to use the atomic bomb probably saved 4 million Japanese lives and 1 million American lives. History verifies this. Japan was working on an atomic bomb and they would have used it.
Truman Harry in White House Office: "The Buck Stops Here." President 1945-1953
Man in suit sitting behind desk with sign that says "The buck stops here"
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