Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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General Information

Name: Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Pen Name: Adlai E. Stevenson

Born: February 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, California

Died: July 14, 1965 in England

Illinois Connection

Adlai II was raised in Bloomington, Illinois and lived there through high school. He returned to Bloomington after withdrawing from Harvard Law School and attended Northwestern Illinois University School of Law after working for the family newspaper, The Daily Pantagaph. After passing the bar exam, he moved to Chicago to work at the Cutting, Moore and Sidley Law Firm. Stevenson took several different positions in his career but, always returned to Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adlai E. Stevenson II was a professional politician and lawyer. He was noted for his intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served as governor of Illinois from 1948 to 1952 and ran, unsuccessfully, for president against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. He served as Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 to 1965.

Published Works

  • Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson, Random House, 1953
  • Call to Greatness, Harper, 1954
  • What I Think, Harper, 1956
  • The New America, Harper , 1957
  • Friends and Enemies, What I Learned in Russia, Harper, 1959
  • Putting First Things First, Random House, 1960
  • Looking Outward, Years of Crisis at the United Nations, Harper, 1963
  • An Ethic for Survival, Adlai Stevenson Speaks on International Affairs, 1936-1965, Morrow, 1969

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

What I Think.:

ISBN: 0837177383
Release Date: 1974-12-24

Find on World Cat

Putting first things first: A Democratic view / by Adlai E. Stevenson

Release Date: 1960

Literary Awards


External Links

Adlai Ewing Stevenson on WorldCat

Adlai Ewing Stevenson on Amazon

Adlai E. Stevenson II on Wikipedia


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