Harry S. Truman (08/05/1884 - 26/12/1972) was the 33rd President of the United States of America. As Franklin D. Roosevelt's Vice President, Truman succeeded him to the presidency on 12th April 1945, after Roosevelt died only three months into his fourth term in office. One of the most notable decisions Truman made during his leadership was to order the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Thus President Truman's influence in Watchmen is huge. With its back drop set firmly in the midst of an ever escalating nuclear showdown between the Soviets and the U.S, Truman represents the decisive nuclear might of the U.S.