Thomas Dewey
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Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902 - 1971)

Gov. Thomas Edmund Dewey
Born in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 16 Jun 1928 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Died at age 68 in Miami, Dade, Florida, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
46th Governor
Charles Poletti
Thomas E. Dewey
47th Governor
of New York
Seal of the State of New York
Succeeded by
48th Governor
W. Averell Harriman



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Thomas Dewey is Notable.


Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, Dutchess County, New York[1]


In the 1948 presidential contest between Harry Truman and Dewey, the latter looked like a winner. On election night, Dewey asked his wife, "How will it be to sleep with the president of the United States?" She replied, "A high honor, and quite frankly, darling, I'm looking forward to it."
Next morning, at breakfast, after Dewey's defeat, Mrs. Dewey said, "Tell me, Tom, am I going to Washington or is Harry coming here?"


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 280

"Michigan Births, 1867-1902," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2021), Thomas E. Dewey, 24 Mar 1902; citing item 1 p 305 rn 8079, Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,098.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 May 2021), Thomas E Dewey in household of George M Dewey, Owosso Ward 1, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 89, sheet 11B, family 298, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 765; FHL microfilm 1,374,688.

"United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 February 2021), Thomas E Dewey in entry for George M Dewey, 1920.

"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Thomas E. Dewey and Frances Eileen Hutt, 16 Jun 1928; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,318.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 May 2021), Thomas E Dewey, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 671, sheet 7B, line 93, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1565; FHL microfilm 2,341,300.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 July 2019), Thomas E Dewey, Assembly District 15, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-1316, sheet B, line 50, family 122, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2655.

"United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011", database, FamilySearch ( : 18 July 2020), Mrs Thomas E Dewey, 1970.

"Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 25 December 2014), Thomas E Dewey, 16 Mar 1971; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, Ancestry ( : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 15817, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 January 2021), Thomas Dewey, Mar 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011", database, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2019), Thomas E Dewey.

Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 07 May 2021), memorial page for Thomas Edmund Dewey (24 Mar 1902–16 Mar 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 280, citing Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.

Smith, Richard Norton. Thomas E. Dewey and His Times. New York: Touchstone Books, 1984.

Time Magazine. 1 November 1943.

Life Magazine. 18 September 1944.

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 3, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols. accessed: 7 May 2021 accessed: 7 May 2021


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Why is this profile not public? It needs additional sourcing and links to ancestors.
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Tree should be public so that we can connect him to the rest of Wikitree, since he is famous. A picture would be nice also. Thanks
Thomas Dewey is notable.
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Rejected matches › Thomas Roderick Dew (abt.1900-)

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