The 8-cent Harry S. Truman postage stamp was first placed on sale at Independence, Missouri, on May 8, 1973,
Harry S. Truman served as vice-president during the waning years of the Roosevelt administration. When President Roosevelt died in office, Truman was sworn in as the 33rd president of the United States. He won re-election in 1948.
The stamp was designed by Bradbury Thompson and was issued is sheets of thirty-two, with an initial printing of 150 million.
Postal Bulletin (April 12, 1973).
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. "Biographical Sketch." http://www.trumanlibrary.org/hst-bio.htm.