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Thomas E. Dewey
Timeline: Carpe Diem

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34th President of United States
January 20, 1949 – January 20, 1957

Predecessor: Henry A. Wallace
Successor: Earl Warren
Vice-President: Earl Warren

14th Chief Justice of the United States
October 14, 1958 – June 23, 1969

Predecessor: Harold Hitz Burton
Successor: Frank Minis Johnson
Nominated By: Earl Warren

47th Governor of New York
January 1, 1943 – January 4, 1949

Predecessor: Charles Poletti
Successor: Joe R. Hanley
Lieutenant: Thomas W. Wallace
Joe R. Hanley

District Attorney of New York County
January 1, 1938 – January 1, 1942

Predecessor: William C. Dodge
Successor: Frank Hogan
Governor: Herbert H. Lehman
Born: March 24, 1902(1902-03-24)
Owosso, Michigan, U.S.A.
Died: March 16, 1971(1971-03-16) (aged 68)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Spouse: Frances Eileen Hutt (1928–1970)
Political Party: Republican Party
Religion: Episcopalianism
Profession: Lawyer

Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American politician who served as the 34th President of the United States (1949-1957). Prior to his election to the presidency, Dewey served as the 47th Governor of New York (1943–1949), and as the District Attorney of New York County (1938-1942). In 1944, he was the Republican candidate for President, but lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections. He was again the Republican candidate in 1948, and defeated President Henry A. Wallace. After his tenure as President, Dewey was appointed as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States by Earl Warren after Chief Justice Harold Hitz Burton retired in 1958.

During the 1940's, Dewey represented the "Me-too Republicans"; a wing of the Republican Party that agreed with most of, if not all of the social programs being put in place during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ben Gurion - Thomas E Dewey 1955

President Dewey (right) meeting with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (left). October 1955.

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