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Alfred E. Smith
Alfred E. Smith
Birth: December 30, 1873
Death: October 4, 1944
Nationality: American
Alfred E. Smith
Nationality: American
Birth: December 30, 1873
Death: October 4, 1944

Alfred Emanuel Smith, Jr., known in private and public life as Al Smith, was elected Governor of New York four times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the first Roman Catholic and Irish-American to run for President as a major party nominee. He lost the election to Herbert Hoover. He then became president of the Empire State, Inc. and was instrumental in getting the Empire State Building built during the Great Depression.

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