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Definition of the noun adlai stevenson

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noun

  1. United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)

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  1. Adlai Stevenson a.k.a. Adlai Stevenson II: Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American politician and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, 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 even though he had not campaigned in the primaries. John Frederick Martin says party leaders selected him "because he was more moderate on civil rights than Estes Kefauver, yet nonetheless acceptable to labor and urban machines—so a coalition of southern, urban, and labor leaders fell in behind his candidacy in Chicago.
  2. Adlai Stevenson a.k.a. Adlai Stevenson I: Adlai Ewing Stevenson I served as the 23rd Vice President of the United States. Previously, he served as a Congressman from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s. After his subsequent appointment as Assistant Postmaster General of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration, he fired many Republican postal workers and replaced them with Southern Democrats. This earned him the enmity of the Republican-controlled Congress, but made him a favorite as Grover Cleveland's running mate in 1892, and he duly became 23rd Vice President of the United States.

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  1. "Adlai Stevenson" is a book by John Martin.
  2. "Adlai Stevenson" is a book by Porter McKeever.
    • also known as "Adlai Stevenson: his life and legacy"

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era (2008)

by Neil A. Wynn

Adlai Stevenson and the World: The Life of Adlai E. Stevenson. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976. Matusow, Allen J., ed. Joseph R. McCarthy. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1970. McCoy, Donald R. The Presidency of Harry S. Truman ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States Political Parties (2009)

by Harold F. Bass Jr.

The grandson and namesake of the vice president in the second term of President Grover Cleveland, Adlai Stevenson was a Chicago lawyer who joined the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2015)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C Schlup

Further Reading: Jeff Broadwater, Adlai Stevenson ————————————— ———————— ————————————————————— 363 ————— ————————— —————————————— STEVENSON, ADLAI ...

Google previewLittle Giant Encyclopedia (2009)

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Google previewThe John Updike Encyclopedia (2000)

by Jack De Bellis

statesman and liberal idealist, Adlai Stevenson had reformed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Presidency (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Adlai Stevenson joined a conservative Chicago law firm, Cutting, Moore, and Sidley, but moved into government in Washington with various federal agency appointments in the early 1930s during the New Deal. Returning to Chicago in 1935, ...

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She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. (Adlai Stevenson)
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