Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Birth 1900-02-05
Death 1965-07-14
Americans
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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965).

From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706

Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55983587

Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two-time presidential candidate (1952, 1956), U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

From the description of Scrapbook, 1964-1966 (1965). (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 430536923

Adlai Stevenson II, lawyer, governor of Illinois (1949-1953), Democratic presidential nominee in the 1952 and 1956 elections, and U.S. delegate to the United Nations (1961-1965), had many women friends who advised and supported him politically and emotionally. Intelligent and politically active women such as Dorothy Fosdick, Agnes Meyer, Alicia Patterson, Marietta Tree and Barbara Ward (Lady Jackson). These letters were used by John B. Martin in his biography of Stevenson.

From the description of Letters, 1948-1965. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52007127

Governor of Illinois, 1949-1953, and unsuccessful candidate for President of the U.S. in 1952 and 1956.

From the description of Appointment, August 6, 1951. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 739953326

Adlai E. Stevenson, governor of Illinois (1949-1953), Democratic candidate for president in 1952 and 1956, and United United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965), was born on February 5, 1900, and grew up in Bloomington, Illinois. A 1922 graduate of Princeton University, Stevenson practiced law before beginning his career of public service, which included stints with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, United States Navy, Foreign Economic Administration, and as organizer of the United Nations. Stevenson was also active in political and benevolent organizations in Chicago, where he lived most of his adult life. He died on July 14, 1965.

From the description of Adlai E. Stevenson papers, 1861-1990 (bulk 1952-1965). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 84280119

Stevenson's 1952 presidential campaign involved an honorary committee of prominent citizens who supported him in this venture. Van Wyck Brooks served as a member of this committee.

From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1952-1956. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 187312742

Illinois governor, U.S. ambassador to U.N., presidential candidate.

From the description of Letter to Francis L. Berkeley [manuscript], 1960 April 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647827771

Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two-time presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

From the description of Letters, November 20, 1952; March 13, 1954. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841884

Governor of Illinois, 1949-1953.

From the description of [Speech on Abraham Lincoln] : typescript. [19--] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 26603265

Diplomat, governor of Illinois, public official, and lawyer.

From the description of Adlai E. Stevenson address, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980532

Lola L. Kovener, persistent American autograph collector who wrote to many famous persons offering her services as a secretary.

Adlai E. Stevenson, Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956. Representative to the United Nations 1960-1965.

From the description of Adlai E. Stevenson correspondence with Lola Kovener [manuscript], 1952 Nov 7, 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191118766

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