Thomas E. Dewey

American politician (1902–1971)
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Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American politician. He served as the 47th Governor of New York from January 1, 1943 through December 31, 1954. He ran for President two times, and he lost both of them. He was mostly known for losing to Harry S. Truman when the Chicago Tribune mistakenly printed newspapers that said Dewey Defeats Truman.

Thomas E. Dewey
47th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1954
LieutenantThomas W. Wallace (January–July 1943)
Joe R. Hanley (1943–1950)
Frank C. Moore (1950–1953)
Arthur H. Wicks (1953)
Walter J. Mahoney (1954)
Preceded byCharles Poletti
Succeeded byW. Averell Harriman
Personal details
Thomas Edmund Dewey

(1902-03-24)March 24, 1902
Owosso, Michigan
DiedMarch 16, 1971(1971-03-16) (aged 68)
Miami, Florida
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Frances Hutt (1928–1970)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, Columbia Law School
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

Dewey was born on March 24, 1902 in Owosso, Michigan. He studied at the University of Michigan and at the Columbian Law School. Dewey was married to Frances Hutt from 1928 until her death 1970. Dewey died while on a trip to Miami, Florida from a heart attack on March 16, 1971, aged 68.



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