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Capital Region Scrapbook: Party conventions held locally in 1946

Schenectady delegates are seated and ready to shout as the 1946 Republican Convention begins. In the second row are, from left, J. Leslie Schoolcraft, Schenectady County Republican chairman; Mrs. George Ramsey (holding sign), president of the Schenectady County Republican Women's Club; Rebecca McNab; Dr. I.A. Bednarkiwicz; and James Cushing, former county Republican chairman.
Schenectady delegates are seated and ready to shout as the 1946 Republican Convention begins. In the second row are, from left, J. Leslie Schoolcraft, Schenectady County Republican chairman; Mrs. George Ramsey (holding sign), president of the Schenectady County Republican Women's Club; Rebecca McNab; Dr. I.A. Bednarkiwicz; and James Cushing, former county Republican chairman.
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Democrats were fighting mad. So were Republicans. Good thing they were in separate cities on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1946. The state Democratic and Republican party conventions were under way in Albany and Saratoga Springs, respectively, as political insiders made nominations for November. Republican incumbent Thomas E. Dewey hoped to keep his job as governor. His place on the ballot was assured. Irving M. Ives wasn’t so sure. The Assembly majority leader appeared to have support ...

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