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  1. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II ( / ˈædleɪ /; February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and diplomat who was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 until his death in 1965.

    • Ellen Borden, ​ ​(m. 1928; div. 1949)​
    • Democratic
    • Early Life
    • Political Career
    • Personal Life
    • After The 1952 and 1956 Elections
    • 1960 Election
    • United States Ambassador to The United Nations
    • Death and Funeral

    Stevenson was born in Los Angeles, California to Lewis Stevenson and Helen Davis Stevenson. His maternal great-grandfather Jesse W. Fell was a close friend and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln. His oldest son Adlai Stevenson III became a United States Senator from Illinois from 1970 until 1981. He grew up in Bloomington, Illinois. He studied at...

    He ran for president six times, in 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960, losing the Democrat primaries to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy. He also lost the 1952 and 1956 elections to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Stevenson was Governor of Illinoisfrom January 10, 1949-January 12, 1953.

    He married Ellen Borden in 1928 and divorced in 1949. Stevenson is a second cousin, once removed of actor McLean Stevenson. His son is former Illinois Senator Adlai Stevenson III.

    In 1953, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1957 he went back to law practice. He was employed part-time by Encyclopædia Britannica.

    Stevenson tried to run for the nomination in the 1960 election. He lost to Senator John F. Kennedy. Stevenson refused to give the nomination address to John F. Kennedy. After Kennedy won the nomination, Stevenson campaigned for him.

    He was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations in 1961. Stevenson's most well-known moments happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis when he gave a presentation at an emergency session of the Security Councilon October 25, 1962.

    Stevenson suffered a heart attack on the afternoon and died later on July 14, 1965 in London of heart failure. The funeral in Bloomington, Illinois Unitarian Church was attended by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.

  2. Oct 12, 2018 · Full Name: Adlai Ewing Stevenson II Known For: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Born: Feb. 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, California Parents: Lewis Green and Helen Davis Stevenson Died: July 14, 1965 in London, England Education: B.A., Princeton University and J.D., Northwestern University

  3. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was a member of the two most influential political families in the region; the Republican Fell and the Democratic Stevenson families. He distinguished himself in politics as his ancestors had done before him.

  4. This is the electoral history of Adlai Stevenson II, who served as Governor of Illinois (1949–1953) and 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1961–1965), and was twice the Democratic Party 's nominee for President of the United States, losing both the 1952 and 1956 presidential general elections to Republican Dwight D ...

  5. Adlai Stevenson, in full Adlai Ewing Stevenson, (born Oct. 23, 1835, Christian County, Ky., U.S.—died June 14, 1914, Chicago, Ill.), 23rd vice president of the United States (1893–97) in the Democratic administration of President Grover Cleveland. Stevenson was the son of John Turner Stevenson, a tobacco farmer, and Eliza Ann Ewing.

  6. Instructor: Mary Ruth Sanders Bracy Mary Ruth teaches college history and has a PhD. Cite this lesson In this lesson, we will learn about the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson II, the...

  7. Adlai E. Stevenson, in full Adlai Ewing Stevenson, (born Feb. 5, 1900, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.—died July 14, 1965, London, Eng.), U.S. political leader and diplomat who helped found the United Nations (UN), where he served as chief U.S. delegate (1961–65); he is mainly remembered by his countrymen as the eloquent, witty, but unsuccessful Democ...

  8. Born into an affluent political family, Adlai Stevenson II was the grandson of Adlai E. Stevenson I, former Vice President of the United States. He served as the 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations and the 31stGovernor of Illinois.

  9. Feb 5, 2017 · Advertisement Photo added by Ron Moody Adlai Ewing Stevenson II Birth 5 Feb 1900 North University Park, Los Angeles County, California, USA Death 14 Jul 1965 (aged 65) Tooting, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England Burial Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA Show Map Plot Section 11, Lot 3

  10. Adlai Stevenson II was a prominent Democratic politician in the mid-1900s. He was the governor of Illinois from 1948-1952, ran for president (unsuccessfully) in 1952 and 1956, and was appointed...

  11. Genre. This is Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, who ran for president twice (unsuccessfully) and was an ambassador to the UN. His father, Adlai E. Stevenson I, was born in 1835 and was a U.S. Vice President. His son, Adlai E. Stevenson III, was a U.S. Senator; his grandson, AES IV, is a journalist and businessman and has a son AES V.

  12. Sep 7, 2021 · By Robert D. McFadden. Sept. 7, 2021. Adlai E. Stevenson III, a scion of generations of Illinois Democrats, who shared the names and presidential ambitions of his father and great-grandfather but ...

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