Thomas E. Dewey (1902–71) was a federal and state prosecutor, district attorney, governor of New York, and the Republican presidential candidate in 1944 and 1948. Dewey is best known to criminal justicians for his war on organized crime in New York during the 1930s. After earning a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1925, Dewey worked as a prosecutor and then went into private practice. In the early 1930s, Dewey returned to public service as a special prosecutor, charged with investigating corruption and organized crime in New York.

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