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 Adlai Ewing Stevenson I

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson I Famous memorial

Birth
Christian County, Kentucky, USA
Death
14 Jun 1914 (aged 78)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Plot
Section 11, Lot 3
Memorial ID
984 View Source

23rd US Vice President, US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he was twice elected to represent Illinois' 13th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, serving first from 1875 to 1877, then from 1879 to 1881, then he was chosen to be Grover Cleveland's running mate when he successfully ran for US President in 1892. He was born into a family of tobacco farmers and at age 16, he moved with his family to Bloomington, Illinois, where his father operated a sawmill. After attending college at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, he returned home and studied law, admitted to the bar in 1858, and established a law practice in Metamora, Illinois. In 1864 he entered politics and was elected as district attorney and following the end of his 4-year term, he moved back to Bloomington and continued to practice law. In 1874 he was nominated to run for US Congress and was elected, serving from March 1875 until March 1877. In 1876 he lost his bid for a second congressional term, but was elected in 1878, serving from March 1879 until March 1881. He failed to be reelected in 1880 and 1882. In 1885 President Grover Cleveland nominated him as Assistant US Postmaster General and served in that position from August 1885 until March 1889. In 1892 he was nominated by the Democratic Party on the first ballot as Cleveland's Vice President. He was considered the Democratic candidate in the 1896 Presidential election, but it ultimately fell to William Jennings Bryan. He later was the Vice-Presidential candidate in 1900 on the ticket headed by William Jennings Bryan. Following the 1900 Presidential election, he returned to his law practice and in 1908 he ran for Governor of Illinois and lost by a narrow margin. He then retired from politics and his law practice and died six years later at the age of 73. His grandson, Adlai E. Stevenson II, served as the Democratic Governor of Illinois from 1949 until 1953, and ran unsuccessfully for US President against Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.

23rd US Vice President, US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he was twice elected to represent Illinois' 13th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, serving first from 1875 to 1877, then from 1879 to 1881, then he was chosen to be Grover Cleveland's running mate when he successfully ran for US President in 1892. He was born into a family of tobacco farmers and at age 16, he moved with his family to Bloomington, Illinois, where his father operated a sawmill. After attending college at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, he returned home and studied law, admitted to the bar in 1858, and established a law practice in Metamora, Illinois. In 1864 he entered politics and was elected as district attorney and following the end of his 4-year term, he moved back to Bloomington and continued to practice law. In 1874 he was nominated to run for US Congress and was elected, serving from March 1875 until March 1877. In 1876 he lost his bid for a second congressional term, but was elected in 1878, serving from March 1879 until March 1881. He failed to be reelected in 1880 and 1882. In 1885 President Grover Cleveland nominated him as Assistant US Postmaster General and served in that position from August 1885 until March 1889. In 1892 he was nominated by the Democratic Party on the first ballot as Cleveland's Vice President. He was considered the Democratic candidate in the 1896 Presidential election, but it ultimately fell to William Jennings Bryan. He later was the Vice-Presidential candidate in 1900 on the ticket headed by William Jennings Bryan. Following the 1900 Presidential election, he returned to his law practice and in 1908 he ran for Governor of Illinois and lost by a narrow margin. He then retired from politics and his law practice and died six years later at the age of 73. His grandson, Adlai E. Stevenson II, served as the Democratic Governor of Illinois from 1949 until 1953, and ran unsuccessfully for US President against Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STEVENSON - SCOTT


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  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 984
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/984/adlai-ewing-stevenson: accessed ), memorial page for Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (23 Oct 1835–14 Jun 1914), Find a Grave Memorial ID 984, citing Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.