Election 1944: California GOP unit for Roosevelt (10-16-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 16, 1944)


California GOP unit for Roosevelt

San Francisco, California (UP) –
Repudiating Governor Thomas E. Dewey, an organization of California Republicans today came out in “vigorous support” of President Roosevelt for a fourth term.

Led by Bartley C. Crum, San Francisco attorney and for several years, Wendell Willkie’s California leader, the recently-formed club dubbed itself the Republicans for Roosevelt and set up Western headquarters here.

Mr. Crum said:

None of us found it easy to make this decision, but all of us can make no other choice.

He emphasized that the Republicans for Roosevelt Committee was in formation before Wendell Willkie’s death.