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Adlai Stevenson II

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (/ˈædleɪ/; February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent oratory, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served as the 31st Governor of Illinois, and received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 and 1956; both times he was defeated by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination for a third time in the election of 1960, but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. After his election, President Kennedy appointed Stevenson as the Ambassador to the United Nations; he served from 1961 to 1965. He died on July 14, 1965 in London after suffering a heart attack.

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List Of Democratic Nominees For Governor Of Illinois - Modern Democratic Party Era
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Electoral History Of Hubert Humphrey
... – 184,880 (3.79%) Hubert Humphrey – 102,527 (2.10%) Adlai Stevenson II – 81,096 (1.66%) Dwight D ... tally) Estes Kefauver – 340 Adlai Stevenson II – 273 Richard B ... Potter – 208,057 (3.54%) Wayne Morse – 147,262 (2.51%) Adlai Stevenson II – 51,833 (0.88%) 1960 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally) John F ...
Electoral History Of John F. Kennedy
... McCormack – 26,128 (47.92%) Adlai Stevenson II – 19,024 (34.89%) Estes Kefauver – 4,547 (8.34%) Dwight D ... All candidates ran as write-ins) 1956 Democratic presidential primaries Adlai Stevenson II – 3,069,504 (50.70%) Estes Kefauver – 2,283,172 (37.71%) Unpledged delegates ... (3.54%) Wayne Morse – 147,262 (2.51%) Adlai Stevenson II – 51,833 (0.88%) 1960 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally) John F ...
Electoral History Of Harry S. Truman - Presidential Races, 1948-1952
... Truman (inc.) - 15,927 (44.25%) Douglas MacArthur - 151 (0.42%) Jim Farley - 77 (0.21%) Adlai Stevenson II - 40 (0.11%) 1952 Democratic presidential ... Bulkley - 184,880 (3.79%) Hubert Humphrey - 102,527 (2.10%) Adlai Stevenson II - 81,096 (1.66%) Dwight D ... Adlai Stevenson II - 618 (37.36%) Estes Kefauver - 363 (21.95%) Richard B ...
Adlai Stevenson II - Schools and Other Entities Named After Stevenson
... Adlai E ... Stevenson Elementary School in Fairfield, New Jersey Adlai E ... Stevenson II Elementary School in Bloomington, Illinois Adlai E ...

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