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Dewey Smith (1900 - 1973)

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Dewey Smith
1900 - 1973
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September 26, 1900
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January 1973
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Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43613
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Dewey Smith was born on September 26, 1900. He died in January 1973 at age 72. We know that Dewey Smith had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43613.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Dewey Smith died in January 1973 at 72 years of age. He was born on September 26, 1900. There is no information about Dewey's immediate family. We know that Dewey Smith had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43613.
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In 1900, in the year that Dewey Smith was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1924, at the age of 24 years old, Dewey was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1949, by the time he was 49 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1959, when he was 59 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1973, in the year of Dewey Smith's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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