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Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. DeweyAKA Thomas Edmund Dewey

Born: 24-Mar-1902
Birthplace: Owosso, MI
Died: 16-Mar-1971
Location of death: Bal Harbour, FL
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Did not defeat Truman

After New York governor Thomas E. Dewey unsuccessfully challenged President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, he ran a very competitive campaign against President Harry S. Truman in 1948. So much so that on the night of the election, the Chicago Daily Tribune (relying on projection polls) ran with the headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.

    University: BA, University of Michigan (1923)
    Law School: LLB, Columbia Law School (1925)

    Governor of New York 1943-55
    American Bar Association
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Farm Bureau
    Freemasonry
    Grange
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    English Ancestry


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