Election 1944: Alf Landon backs Governor Dewey (8-28-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (August 29, 1944)


Landon backs Governor Dewey

Topeka, Kansas (UP) –
Alf M. Landon, the 1936 Republican presidential nominee, last night urged abolition of government war emergency powers “at the earliest possible moment,” and the election of Governor Thomas E. Dewey as President.

He told Kansas Young Republican leaders:

The temptation is great, whatever party is in power, to continue those vast powers. It is always easy to forget authorized procedure for a shortcut to immediate problems.

Mr. Landon advocated the election of Mr. Dewey “to restore before it is too late our 150-year-old rule of passing the Executive Office around.”