Friday, October 05, 2007

Thomas E. Dewey, Republican Candidate for the Presidency in 1944 and 1948

Dewey represented the more liberal Northeast Wing of the 1940s Republican party. Like Truman, Dewey was at odds with the conservative Republican leadership in the House and Senate.

One other bit of trivia. Dewey was the last Republican candidate with facial hair to seek the office of the Presidency. And to the Author's recollection, the last candidate of any major party to seek the presidency to wear facial hair.


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