What Happened to FDR, Jr.'s Bid for Governor

September 1954
New Republic;9/20/54, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p7
This article discusses the Representative Franklin D. Roosevelt's bid for Governor. The startling volte face began with the public declaration of Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the day after Labor Day, that he would not seek a fourth term. Some two months of public speculation about whether Dewey would or would not run unearthed many reasons for Dewey to decline. Dewey has twice been defeated for the Presidency. When Dewey has had to face tough opponents in tough years, he has not fared so well. He lost the state to Roosevelt in the Presidential election of 1944 by more than 300,000 votes.


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