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Encyclopedia > Adlai E. Stevenson I
Adlai E. Stevenson I
Adlai E. Stevenson I

Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (October 23, 1835June 14, 1914) was a Representative from Illinois and the twenty-third Vice President of the United States. From http://bioguide. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. As first in the presidential line of succession, the Vice President becomes the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation...

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Early life

Stevenson was born in Christian County, Kentucky and moved with his parents to Bloomington, Illinois in 1852. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington and Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. Stevenson was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Metamora, Woodford County, Illinois. Christian County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Illinois Wesleyan is a university located in Bloomington, Illinois. ... Centre College Seal Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA. Centre was founded by Presbyterian leaders in 1819 and ranks 42nd nationally among top liberal arts schools in the 2005 US News & World Report list, and is the highest-ranking private... Danville is a city located in Boyle County, Kentucky. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...


Political life

The beginning

He was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1864. He was district attorney from 1865 to 1868. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877). The United States Electoral College is the electoral college which chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Congress. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Rise to power

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 but was elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880. He was First Assistant Postmaster General 1885-1889, then elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by Grover Cleveland in 1892. He was inaugurated March 4, 1893, and served until March 3, 1897. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1900 and for governor of Illinois in 1908. 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the officer has jurisdiction, as prescribed in the state constitution. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Retirement

Adlai E. Stevenson I retired from public and political activities and resided in Bloomington. He died in Chicago, Illinois and is interred in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois — officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City — is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation. ...


Legacy

Stevenson's son, Lewis G. Stevenson, was Illinois secretary of state (1914-1917). Stevenson's grandson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was Democratic candidate for President of the United States. His great-grandson, Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, was a U.S. senator from Illinois. Another grandson is actor McLean Stevenson. A section of Interstate 55 in Chicago is named for him.
Lewis G. Stevenson was the secretary of state of Illinois from 1914 to 1917. ... Portrait of Adlai Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Adlai Ewing Stevenson III (born October 10, 1930, in Chicago) was an American politician of the Democratic party. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... McLean Stevenson (November 14, 1929 - February 15, 1996), born in Bloomington, Illinois was an American actor most recognized for his role as Lt. ... Interstate 55 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ...

Preceded by:
Allen G. Thurman
Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate
1892 (won)
Succeeded by:
Arthur Sewall
Preceded by:
Levi P. Morton
Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1893March 3, 1897
Succeeded by:
Garret Hobart
Preceded by:
Arthur Sewall
Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate
1900 (lost)
Succeeded by:
Henry G. Davis


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