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California Governor Earl Warren entered the 1948 presidential race as a long shot, despite being one of the nation's most popular politicians in the late 1940s. This future Supreme Court Chief Justice failed to capture the Republican nomination, but was later selected by presidential candidate Thomas Dewey to be his vice presidential running mate. Although heavily favored, the duo lost the race to the incumbent president, Harry S. Truman.


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Warren-Dewey Sticker, 1948

Warren-Dewey Sticker, 1948

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:625, California State Archives


Warren-Dewey Administrative Experience Cartoon, 1948

Warren-Dewey Administrative Experience Cartoon, 1948

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:625, California State Archives


A Message to Democrats: Democrats for Dewey-Warren Brochure, 1948

A Message to Democrats: Democrats for Dewey-Warren Brochure, 1948

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:625, California State Archives


Warren for President Booklet, 1948

Warren for President Booklet, 1948

Warren for President Booklet, 1948

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:625, California State Archives


Dewey-Warren Bell Sticker

Dewey-Warren Bell Sticker

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:625, California State Archives


Warren for President Luncheon Guest Card

Warren for President Luncheon Guest Card

Earl Warren Papers, F3640:621, California State Archives


Three Winners. This 1948 advertisement shows Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey (right) and vice presidential nominee Earl Warren (then governor of California) seated in front of a York air conditioner.  The photograph was taken at the Dewey campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after the Republican National Convention.  Despite the advertisement's optimistic slogan, Dewey and Warren ultimately lost the election to incumbent president Harry S. Truman.

This 1948 advertisement shows Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey (right) and vice presidential nominee Earl Warren (then governor of California) seated in front of a York air conditioner. The photograph was taken at the Dewey campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after the Republican National Convention. Despite the advertisement's optimistic slogan, Dewey and Warren ultimately lost the election to incumbent president Harry S. Truman.

Advertising poster, Earl Warren Papers, California State Archives



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