Adlai E. Stevenson

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Adlai E. Stevenson was an American politician, former Governor of Illinois, and a Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1952. 

Stevenson was raised in Bloomington, Illinois. During the 1930s he served in many different positions in the federal government, including at the Federal Alcohol Administration and the Department of the Navy. In 1945, Stevenson served on the committee that created the United Nations, and was a member of the initial United States delegation to the UN. In 1948, he was elected governor of Illinois and served until 1953. Stevenson lost his presidential bid to Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

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