This beautiful average looking wooden two-story house, in a quiet neighborhood of Owosso, is where Thomas Dewey was raised. Most people probably would have never remembered the name Dewey if it was not for the Chicago Daily Tribune boldly printing the headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.
Thomas Dewey who was born in 1902 and raised in Owosso graduated from law school and went on to prosocute many netorious mobsters in New York. He was eventually elected as govoner of New York. In 1948 Dewey ran aginst Harry S. Truman and was ahead in the poles by a wide margin when the polls opend on election day in November. The Chicago Daily Tribune had to go to print earlier than they would have liked do to a printer strike. They dicided to pring that Dewey had won the election before the election results were final. The now famous photo of Truman holding the newspaper is what most people remember of Dewey and a reminder that elections are not over until every vote has been counted.
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