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us: Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971

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  • Fuller Name

    • Thomas Edmund
  • Variants

    • us: Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971
    • us: Dewey, Thomas, 1902-1971
  • Additional Information

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    • Birth Place

        Owosso, Mich.
    • Death Place

        Bal Harbour, Fla.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New York (State). Governor
        • Affiliation Start: 1943
        • Affiliation End: 1955
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Governors
      • Related Terms

        • us: New York (State). Governor (1943-1954 : Dewey)
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971Dewey, Thomas Edmund,1902-1971
      • Sources

        • found: New York (State). Laws, statutes, etc. Criminal law and practice of the state of New York ... 1939.
        • found: Smith, R.N. Thomas E. Dewey and his times, c1982: CIP t.p. (Thomas E. Dewey) CIP data sheet (Thomas Dewey)
        • found: Britannica Academic Edition, via WWW, August 6, 2013 (Thomas E. Dewey; in full: Thomas Edmund Dewey; born March 24, 1902 in Owosso, Mich.; died March 16, 1971 in Bal Harbour, Fla.; a vigorous American prosecuting attorney whose successful racket-busting career won him three terms as governor of New York (1943-1955); a longtime Republican leader, he was his party's presidential nominee in 1944 and 1948 but lost in both elections; he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1923 and received a law degree from Columbia University in 1925; was admitted to the New York bar in 1926 and launched his government career five years later as chief assistant to the U.S. attorney for the southern district of the state; between 1935 and 1937 he garnered national attention as special prosecutor in an investigation of organized crime in New York; he obtained 72 convictions out of 73 prosecutions of long-established racketeers; was elected district attorney in 1937; at the end of his third term as governor (1955), Dewey returned to a lucrative private law practice; he remained a close adviser to Republican administrations but thought his age precluded acceptance of an offer by President Nixon in 1968 to serve as chief justice of the United States)
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        • 1979-04-11: new
        • 2013-08-08: revised
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