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Dewey campaigns in Lexington, 1948

Posted on November 7, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Republican nominee for president waved to the crowd after arriving at Union Station in downtown Lexington on Tuesday October 12, 1948. Dewey, accompanied by his wife, Frances, was on a one-day campaign swing through the state.  The governor spoke for approximately 20 minutes to a crowd estimated anywhere from 4,500 to 7,500. Dewey was running against incumbent Democratic President Harry S. Truman, who succeeded to the presidency after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American history. Virtually every prediction indicated that Truman would be defeated by Dewey. Truman received 49.6 percent of the popular vote, while Dewey had 45.1 percent. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Republican nominee for president, waved to the crowd after arriving at Union Station in downtown Lexington on October 12, 1948. Dewey, accompanied by his wife, Frances, was on a one-day campaign swing through the state. The governor spoke for approximately 20 minutes to a crowd estimated from 4,500 to 7,500. Dewey was running against incumbent President Harry S. Truman, became president after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. The election, which Truman won, was considered the greatest election upset in American history. Virtually every prediction indicated that Truman would be defeated by Dewey. Truman received 49.6 percent of the popular vote, while Dewey had 45.1 percent. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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