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Thomas E. Dewey


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1944 Republican President 1512965 Loss
11-02-1948 Republican President 1895269 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Edmund Dewey
Born: March 24, 1902 in Owosso, Michigan
Married: Frances Hutt (m. 1928, d. 1970)
Children: Thomas Jr. and John
Died: March 16, 1971 in Miami, Florida

1930s-1935: Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1937-??: District Attorney, New York County [New York] 
1938: Candidate for Governor of New York (Lost)
1940: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1943-1954: Governor of New York