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Owosso in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
1. Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey Marker
Inscription. Born here, above his grandfather's general store, on March 24, 1902, Thomas Dewey is known as one of Owosso's most famous sons. After attending the University of Michigan and Columbia University, he began a long and distinguished legal career. During the 1930s he achieved national prominence for his prosecution of organized crime in New York. Dewey was elected Governor of New York three times, serving from 1942 through 1954. Twice, in 1944 and 1948, he received the Republican nomination for the presidency but was defeated in both elections. Retiring from active politics in the 1950s, Dewey devoted the rest of his life to the legal profession. He died March 16, 1971.
 
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S376.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 59.845′ N, 84° 10.458′ W. Marker is in Owosso, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 21) east of Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is next to the bridge over the Shiawassee River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 West Main Street, Owosso MI 48867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Joel Seewald, June 23, 2018
2. Birthplace of Thomas Edmund Dewey Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First House in Owosso (here, next to this marker); Comstock Cabin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Elias Comstock (about 700 feet away); Curwood Castle (about 800 feet away); The Studio of James Oliver Curwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Curwood Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church and Society (approx. mile away); Steam Railroading Institute (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owosso.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas E. Dewey. Wikipedia article (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Thomas E. Dewey. Article on the New York state Hall of Governors website. (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Law EnforcementPolitics
 
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3. Thomas E. Dewey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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