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"Give 'em Hell Harry" was the nickname given to the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. He was the vice president of Franklin D. Roosevelt and took the office of the president when President Roosevelt died in 1945. President Truman won his own election in 1948 and was succeeded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. Harry Truman lived from 1884 to 1972.

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Because he fought in World War 1. Harry Truman was once quoted as saying, "I never gave anybody hell ... I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman was known as a blunt, honest man. He told people exactly what he thought for better or worse. He called it like he saw it, and didn't take any "bull" or dishonesty from anybody. That combination of honesty and bluntness in a place like Washington, D.C. left a perception of a man you would "give people hell."
Harry was his first name, not his nick name.

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Somebody in the crowd shouted this when Truman was speaking in St. Louis during the Congressional Campaign of 1950. Truman heard the comment and said, "All right- I'm doing it.". June 10th 1948 Bremerton Washington. My father in-law worked for KTNT television. I have the original recording where you hear someone in the crowd yell it out. We asked the Smithsonian if they were interested in it but never heard back from them. I guess our grand kids will get it.

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What was the give 'em hell Harry speech?

President Harry Truman gave a speech attacking the Republicans. During the speech a supporter yelled "Give 'em Hell, Harry!". Truman replied, "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

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