Little remembered today (except perhaps for a famous picture of Harry Truman holding up a 1948 newspaper headline), Thomas E. Dewey was one of the most important and prominent public figures of the 20th century. Mr. Stewart’s article focuses on Dewey’s legal career before he became Governor of New York State and almost President of the United States. As detailed in the article, Dewey’s work in the 1930s to fight corruption and illegality was unprecedented, and the young legal careers he mentored was equally impressive.