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Thomas E. Dewey, 1923, HLLD’37

Thomas E. Dewey
1955 photo by Standard Flashlight Co., Inc. (New York, NY), Alumni Association records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Dewey lost the presidency to FDR and then, in a well-publicized upset, to Truman. Earlier, as New York City prosecutor, Dewey curbed organized crime. As three-term governor of New York, the moderate Republican increased state aid for education and established a commission to eliminate religious and racial discrimination in employment.

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