United States presidential election, 1948 facts for kids
|‹ 1944 1952 ›|
|United States presidential election, 1948
|November 2, 1948|
|Nominee||Harry S. Truman||Thomas E. Dewey||Strom Thurmond|
|Home state||Missouri||New York||South Carolina|
|Running mate||Alben W. Barkley||Earl Warren||Fielding L. Wright|
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Truman/Barkley; Red denotes those won by Dewey/Warren; Orange denotes those won by Thurmond/Wright (including a faithless elector in Tennessee). Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
This election was between Harry S. Truman (president at that time) and Thomas E. Dewey (the Governor of New York). Truman won by 303 electoral votes. Dewey got 189 electoral votes. Thurmond got 39 electoral votes including a faithless elector in Tennessee.
This election is best known to be very upset because of the election result. Predictions showed that Truman would beat Dewey at the polls.
- Thomas E. Dewey, governor of New York
- Robert Taft, Senator from Ohio
- Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota
- Arthur H. Vandenberg, President pro tempore of the senate from Michigan
- Earl Warren, governor of California
- Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army from New York
- Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from Missouri
- Richard Brevard Russell, U.S. senator from Georgia
Images for kids
Famous photograph of Truman grinning and holding up a copy of the newspaper that erroneously announced his defeat.
United States presidential election, 1948 Facts for Kids. Homework Help - Kiddle Encyclopedia.