GOVERNOR THOMAS E. DEWEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/10/1952 - HFSID 31257
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THOMAS E. DEWEY
Thomas E. Dewey signed this document on New York Executive Chamber letterhead in 1952, while he was Governor of New York, to name a nomination to the New York State Bridge Authority
Document signed: "Thomas E. Dewey",1p, 9¾x15¾ on letterhead of the State of New York Executive Chamber with ornate cachet at top. 1952 March 10.In part: "TO THE SENATE: I hereby nominate as a Member of the New York State Bridge Authority Neal Brandow of West Coxsackie, whose term of office has expired." Noted below that the nomination was unanimously confirmed. NEAL BRANDOW later served as Greene County Clerk. From 1931 to 1933, THOMAS E.DEWEY (1902-1971, born Thomas Edmund Dewey in Owosso, Michigan) served as Chief Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and then as U. S. Attorney. Although Dewey was a Republican, New York's Democratic Governor, Herbert H. Lehman, appointed him Special Prosecutor to root out racketeering in 1935. In 1937, he was elected District Attorney of New York County. Dewey's successful prosecution of the criminal syndicate Murder, Inc. brought him national fame. In 1938, Dewey ran for Governor against Lehman but lost. In 1942, Dewey was elected Governor, serving from 1943 to 1954. Favored to win the 1948 presidential election, Dewey lost to President Truman. Encapsulated in Mylar. Not examined outside encapsulation. Lightly toned and creased. Slightly creased. Erased pencil notes in blank area. Otherwise, fine condition.
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