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Dewey Bricker

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Union bug Union bug Union bug BASTIAN BROS CO ROCHESTER, N.Y.

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Thomas E. Dewey was a Republican and the governor of New York from 1942 to 1950. In 1944, in the middle of his first term as governor, he ran for president with John W. Bricker as his running mate. Dewey lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Dewey ran again in 1948 during his second term as governor, but lost to Harry Truman. During his time as governor, he disbanded employment discrimination and advanced disability benefits. 

John W. Bricker was the running mate of Dewey in 1944. He was the U.S. State Attorney General from 1933 to 1937, then Governor of Ohio from 1938 to 1946. and finally Senator of Ohio from 1946 to 1958. He disagreed with the power the president has when it comes to international affairs and attempted many times to pass amendments to limit it. He also was a Republican, favoring isolationist views and opposing communism. 


John W. Bricker. (n.d.). Retrieved July 12, 2020, from

Thomas Edmund Dewey. (n.d.). Retrieved July 12, 2020, from

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