Harry Truman went from Senator, to Vice President, to President, to dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima in 29 weeks. When he left office he was almost on the dole. The congress passed a presidential retirement thing and Herbert Hoover agreed to take the retirement so Harry Truman could too - without embarrassment. It was, obviously, a time when greed didn't rule supreme.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman#Vice_Presidency_(1945)


Edited by jgw (09/24/18 08:01 PM)