Who was known for having a sign on his desk that read, “The Buck Stops Here”?
–Harry S. Truman
– Winston Churchill
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
– Steve Jobs
Harry S. Truman
Answer: “The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office.
The phrase refers to the fact that the President has to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for those decisions. The expression is said to have originated from the game of poker. Truman received the sign as a gift from a prison warden who was also an avid poker player. It is also the motto of the U.S. Naval Aircraft Carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).
Harry S. Truman was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Born: 8 May 1884, Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: 26 December 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Presidential term: 12 April 1945 – 20 January 1953
Spouse: Bess Truman (m. 1919–1972)
Party: Democratic Party
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