The Contender
Al Smith
Born: December 30, 1873
Died: October 4, 1944
"No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas."

1903: Elected to the New York State Assembly

1912: Democrat Minority Leader in the State Assembly

1913: Speaker of the State Assembly

1915: Sheriff of New York County

1917: President of the Board of Aldermen of the City of New York

1918-1920, 1922-1928: Governor of New York

1928: United States Presidential Candidate

1928-1944: President of Empire State Inc.

1928 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Herbert HooverRepublican44421,427,12358.2%
Al SmithDemocratic8715,015,46440.8%

Did you know...
Alfred E. Smith never attended high school or college

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