Dewey, George 1837-1917. United states naval officer known for their success at Manila Bay (May 1, 1898) into the Spanish-American War.
Dewey, John 1859-1952. American philosopher and educator who had been a prominent exponent of philosophical pragmatism and refused traditional ways of teaching by rote in support of a broad-based system of practical experience.
Dewey, Melvil 1851-1931. United states librarian and president associated with the decimal system of classification (1876).
Dewey, Thomas Edmund 1902-1971. American politician who was the Republican nominee for President in 1944 and 1948. Into the latter election he was unexpectedly beaten by Harry S. Truman's whistle-stop promotion.