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Thomas Edmund Dewey, American lawyer. Awarded Medal for Excellence, Columbia University, in recognition public service, 1936; Cardinal Newman Distinguished Service award University Illinois, 1939, various other awards. Trustee New York Heart assosiation, New York Young Men’s Christian Association, Roosevelt Hospital, New York City.


Dewey, Thomas Edmund was born on March 24, 1902 in Owosso, Michigan, United States. Son of George Martin and Annie (Thomas) Dewey.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1923, Master of Laws, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1925. Doctor of Laws, Tufts College, 1937, Brown U., 1938, Dartmouth, 1939, St. Lawrence University, 1941, New York University, 1942, Union College, 1943, Alfred U., 1945, Fordham, 1946, Colgate, 1947, Hamilton College, 1947, Columbia, 1947, Williams College, 1949, St. Bonaventure, 1950, Yeshiva U., 1951, U. Rochester, 1957.


Admitted to New York bar, 1926. Associate Larkin, Rathbone &Perry, 1925-1927. With McNamara & Seymour, 1927-1931.

Chief assistant United State Attorneys, Southern District of New York, 1931-1933, United State Attorneys, 1933. Private practice, 1934-1935. Counsel to Association of Bar in New York in removal of Municipal Justice Harold L. Kunstier, 1934.

Special prosecutor Investigation of organized Crime. New York, 1935-1937; elected district attorney New York County. 1937; Republican candidate for government State of New York, 1938, elected governor, 1942, reelected, 1946, 50.

Republican nominee for president United States, 1944, 48. Member of law firm Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, New York City, 1955.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Case Against the New Deal, 1940. Journey to the Far Pacific, 1952. Thomas E. Dewey on the Two Party System, 1966.

      Contributor to mags.


Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American, New York State bar associations, Association Bar City New York, New York County Lawyers Association, Council Foreign Relations, Pilgrims, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Delta Phi. Mason (33).; Clubs: Links, Blindbrook, Recess, Downtown Association, City Midday, Hill.


Married Frances E. Hutt, June 16, 1928. Children: Thomas E., John Martin.

George Martin Dewey

Annie (Thomas) Dewey

Frances E. Hutt

John Martin Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey