Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews President Harry S. Truman, portrayed by Ray Starzmann, as part of the Library’s Meet the Past series on Tuesday, April 28, 2010, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO. Truman served as an artillery officer during World War I and served as a county official and later United States Senator. He earned his first measure of national prominence as head of the wartime Truman Committee, which investigated war profiteering. That earned him a spot as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice president in 1944. Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his fourth term, and Truman assumed the presidency.