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Red, white and blue horizontal stripes. Blue text inside white stripe.
|Curl Text||(union bug) 9|
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Adlai Stevenson II was an important Democrat in the United States during the mid-twentieth 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 both the 1952 and 1956 presidential race. 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 U.N. Stevenson would hold this position until his death in 1965.
Mingst, K. (n.d.). Adlai E. Stevenson. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Adlai-E-Stevenson