Thomas E Dewey
- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Opera
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Healing 1
American politician, the governor of New York 1942-1954.
The son of a publisher, Dewey's first love was music and he wanted to become an opera singer. After working his way through the University of Michigan, he came to New York to study singing as well as attend Columbia. His exceptional baritone failed him at a recital, and law became the default winner.
Admitted to the bar in 1926, he did well in private practice. In 1935 he accepted an appointment as a special prosecutor against organized crime. He set an outstanding record of convictions, the biggest of which was the victory of finding Lucky Luciano guilty.
His name was placed for nomination for President by the Republican Party in Chicago, IL on June 28, 1944 at 12:54 PM CWT according to an AFSA article of August 18, 1944. His nomination was officially announced at 1:03 PM CWT and he began his acceptance speech at 9:15 PM CWT
Dewey was defeated twice as a Republican presidential candidate, to Roosevelt in 1944 and to Harry S. Truman in November 1948. In small groups he exuded confidence, but to the crowds, he seemed a pompous intellectual.
Dewey is the author of "Journey to the Far Pacific," 1952.
He died in Miami, Florida on 16 March 1971.