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  Stevenson, Lewis G.
NameLewis G. Stevenson
Bloomington, Illinois , United States
Born August 15, 1868
Died 00, 1929 (60 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 04, 2019 09:02pm
InfoSon of Adlai Stevenson, father of Adlai Stevenson II and grandfather of Adlai Stevenson III.

Lewis Green Stevenson was the son of Vice President Adlai Stevenson. He worked as a personal aide to his father at different times while he was Vice President and later. He was born in Chenoa, Illinois on August 15, 1868. He attended preparatory school at Phillips Exeter Acadmey in New Hampshire and attended what is now called the Illinois State University at Normal. Lewis was a delegate from Illinois to the 1904 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis. In 1908, Lewis managed his father's unsuccessful campaign for governor of Illinois against incumbent Republican Charles S. Deneen. But even though the Democratic candidate lost, Lewis was considered to be an effective campaign manager since President William Howard Taft carried the state by a margin of over 179,000 votes for the GOP ticket but Deneen's margin was only 23,000. Gov. Edward F. Dunne appointed Lewis as Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Pardons in 1913 and Dunne also appointed him to serve as Illinois Secretary of State following the death of Harry Woods who had been elected in 1912 when Democrats swept statewide due to the split between the Republicans and the Bull Moose Party. Lewis served as Secretary of State from 1913 to 1917. He was married and had two children, one of which was Adlai E. Stevenson, II who was elected governor of Illinois in 1949. Even though he had not been elected to office in his own right, Lewis G. Stevenson was nevertheless a contender in 1928 to run for Vice President on a ticket with New York Gov. Al Smith because of the electoral college importance of Illinois. However, the Democratic convention nominated Sen. Joseph Taylor Robinson of Arkansas instead.



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Wife Helen Louise Stevenson 00, 0000-
Daughter Elizabeth "Buffie" Stevenson Ives 1897-1994
Son Adlai E. Stevenson II 1900-1965
Grandson Adlai Stevenson III 1930-2021
Grandson Borden Stevenson 1932-
Grandson John Fell Stevenson 1936-
Father Adlai Ewing Stevenson 1835-1914
Grandfather John Turner Stevenson 1808-1857
Grandmother Eliza Ewing 1809-1899
Great-Grandfather Adlai Osborne Ewing 1777-1820
Grand Uncle John Wallis Ewing 1808-1855
1st Cousin Once Removed James S. Ewing 1835-1918
1st Cousin Once Removed William G. Ewing 1839-1922
1st Cousin Once Removed Adlai T. Ewing 1846-1920
Mother Letitia Green Stevenson 1843-1913

  06/29/1928 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.36% (-82.89%)
  11/07/1916 IL Secretary of State Lost 45.38% (-4.65%)
  09/13/1916 IL Secretary of State-D Primary Won 52.39% (+30.84%)
  10/01/1914 IL Secretary of State-Appt Won 100.00% (+100.00%)