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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adlai Ewing Stevenson  

Pen Name: Adlai E. Stevenson


Audience: Adult;

Born: February 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, California

Died: July 14, 1965 in England

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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Call to Greatness

Atheneum. 1963

"The superb quality of Mr. Stevenson's Godkin lectures at Harvard is demonstrated by the fact that they demand to be quoted entire. Steadily and whole, he observes the state of the nations, and above all, the gravity of American responsibilites. For this is his sifted, quintessential view of the world, after a visit to 53 countries. Though this long and laborious tour must have added a sense of pungent reality, the basic thoughts were always there-because Mr. Stevenson has perceptiveness, and a humane and lumious sagacity. He has given us by far and away the soundest, and most realistic appreciation of the present state of war and peace in the world that I know..."- Herman Finer

What I Think.:
ISBN: 0837177383

Praeger. 1974

Toward a New America 1955-1957
ISBN: 0316467316

Little Brown & Company. 1976

Friends and enemies: What I learned in Russia

Rupert Hart Davis. 1958

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

Rupert Hart-Davis. 1960

Looking Outward: Years of Crisis at the United Nations
ISBN: 0313245290

Praeger. 1984

An ethic for survival; Adlai Stevenson speaks on international affairs, 1936-1965

Morrow. 1969