1944 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 1944 took place while the United States was preoccupied with fighting World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) had been in office longer than any other president, but remained popular. Unlike 1940, there was little doubt that Roosevelt would run for another term as the Democratic candidate. His Republican opponent in 1944 was New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey ran an energetic campaign, but there was little doubt, in the midst of a world war, that FDR would win a record fourth term.

Source: Wikipedia

1944 Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Franklin D. Roosevelt (I) Democratic 432 25,602,504
Thomas E. Dewey Republican 99 22,006,285

1944 Election Facts

  • Vice-Presidential Succession: Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, replaced by Harry S. Truman
  • Roosevelt becomes first (and only) President elected for a 4th consecutive term
  • Issues of the Day: World War II