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Grandfather George Martin Dewey, a Harvardman, helped found the G.O.P. at the historic conclave under the Michigan oaks in 1854. Father Dewey (also George Martin) was a Republican editor and postmaster in small (pop. then: 8,000), maple-shaded Owosso, Mich. The Deweys lived in a large, white frame house on the best street in town, but the family never had much left over when the bills were paid. Like most small-town boys, Thomas Edmund Dewey began picking up spending money in his early teens—delivering papers, clerking in the drug store, hiring out as a...

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