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Adlai Stevenson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Democratic President 2257646 Loss
11-06-1956 Democratic President 2420135 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II
Born: February 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Ellen Borden (m. 1928, div. 1949)
Children: Three sons
Military Service: USN
Died: July 14, 1965 in London, England

1940-1944: Special Assistant, US Secretary of the Navy
1949-1953: Governor of Illinois
1960: Primary Candidate for President [Lost]
1961-1965: US Ambassador to the United Nations

  • The term "egghead", used to describe an intellectual person, was first used to described in 1952.
  • PLACENAME: Adlai E. Stevenson College is part of UC Santa Cruz.
  • PLACENAME: Adlai E. Stevenson Hall, is located at Sonoma State University.

Source: The Centennial of The University of California, 1868-1968

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