GOVERNOR THOMAS E. DEWEY - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK CIRCA 1945 - HFSID 293524
THOMAS E. DEWEY His signature as Governor of New York, affixed to a page picturing him during his first campaign for the Presidency (1944) Printed Card signed in ink: "Thomas E. Dewey" as Governor of New York, 5x3 card, affixed to an 8½x11 page (3 surfaces).
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THOMAS E. DEWEY
His signature as Governor of New York, affixed to a page picturing him during his first campaign for the Presidency (1944)
Printed Card signed in ink: "Thomas E. Dewey" as Governor of New York, 5x3 card, affixed to an 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Also attached to the page is a color magazine illustration captioned "Candidate Dewey: 'It's time for a change.' (U.S. at war)". Transmittal letter, dated October 18, 1945, affixed on verso (2 surfaces). From 1931 to 1933, Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) served as Chief Assistant to the U.S. 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 of New York, serving from 1943-1954. Running for President against Franklin Roosevelt in 1944, Dewey received a larger share of the popular vote (45.9%) and more Electoral Votes (99) than any of FDR's Republican opponents in the three previous races. Predicted by all the pollsters to win the 1948 presidential election, however, Dewey lost to President Truman. A classical exemplar of the once vigorous liberal Northeastern wing of the Republican Party, Dewey helped Dwight Eisenhower secure the 1952 nomination over conservative Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft. From the personal collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page). Otherwise, fine condition.
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