Harry S Truman took over as US president when Franklin D Roosevelt died in office in 1945. He authorized the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war, implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, established the Truman Doctrine and NATO, engaged in an internationalist foreign policy and renounced isolationism, successfully guided the U.S. economy through the post-war economic challenges, pushed forward with civil rights legislation, starting racial integration in the military and federal agencies and oversaw the start of the Korean War. He was re-elected in 1948 but corruption in his administration became a campaign issue in the 1952 election. He entered a financially difficult retirement since in those days former presidents did not receive any payment. Despite criticism when he left office, later reassessment has been favourable.
He was born 8 May 1884 4pm Lamar, Missouri and had an intense, stalwart and deeply buried 8th house Sun Neptune conjunction in Taurus with a persuasive Mercury Pluto in Gemini also in the 8th. His Saturn in Gemini was in his philosophical 9th along with a friendly-to-foreigners Venus. But what is most notable about his chart is a 10th house Jupiter in Cancer which brings luck, success and increasing respect in older life. His Jupiter was sextile a 12th house Uranus which in turn was trine his Sun Neptune making him innovative, a modest risk-taker. His Sun Neptune were also square Mars in Leo, suiting him for a publicity-attracting career. His Moon in intense Scorpio was trine Venus and his midheaven but was otherwise unaspected.
His Cancer Midheaven was conjunct the USA Cancer Sun and his Venus in Cancer sat comfortably with the USA Venus Jupiter.
An interesting, heavyweight and surprising chart with so much in the 8th house and Uranus in the 12th, which would not make for a standard, routine life but clearly suited him for high office.
His leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17th Harmonic was heavily aspected; as was his global-personality 22H; and his workmanlike, creative-builder 5th harmonic.