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"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory.

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10 fascinating facts about President Harry S. Truman

"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory.

Book Cover "Truman'S Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America" by Andrew E. Busch

July 17, 1948: The Dixiecrat Convention assembles in Birmingham, with over 6,000 delegates from across the South in attendance. They selected Strom Thurmond as the presidential candidate for their States' Rights Party. In the 1948 presidential election the Dixiecrats carried four states, including Alabama, where Democratic candidate Harry Truman's name did not even appear on the ballot.

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946). In the 1948 presidential election, Wallace was the presidential nominee of the Progressive Party against both Truman and Dewey.

United States presidential election, 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Republican nominee with Richard Nixon as running mate. Carried 39 states with 442 electoral votes, and 34,075, 529 Popular votes. Democratic's nominee was Adlai Stevenson and John Sparkman as running mate.

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