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Our Next President Adlai Stevenson

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Black and white photograph of Adlai Stevenson in center surrounded by white text on red or blue background with one red star and one blue star on white.

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Adlai Stevenson was an important Democrat in the United States during the 20th century. He was a diplomat and helped found the United Nations, serving as the top delegate for the United States. He was elected in 1948 as the Governor of Illinois and won by a large majority.

Stevenson was the Democratic candidate for president in both 1952 and 1956. Unfortunately for Stevenson, both times he lost to wartime hero, Dwight Eisenhower. Stevenson would try one more time to secure the nomination in 1960. This time around, he lost in the primaries to John F. Kennedy. After Kennedy was elected, he placed Stevenson in his cabinet and made him the U.S. representative in the UN. Stevenson would hold this position until his death in 1965.


Mingst, K. (n.d.). Adlai E. Stevenson. Encyclopedia Britannica.


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