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  Borden Stevenson, Ellen
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NameEllen Borden Stevenson
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, Illinois , United States
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Born 00, 1908
DiedJuly 28, 1972 (64 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 15, 2010 04:54am
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InfoThe daughter of John Borden and Ellen Waller who were from two of Chicago more prominent and pioneer families. After her father's death her mother remarried to John Alden Carpenter who was a Chicago composer. Stevenson was educated in classical English fashion attending school in England learning the piano and even preformed for the King and Queen at Buckingham Palace.

She married Adlai Stevenson in 1928 and had three children Adlai, Borden, and John. She campaigned for her husband during his bid for Governor in 1948 campaigning in the most polite way possible she would later say. She divorced him 13 months later in Nevada claiming that she could not tolerate a political life. She congratulated Stevenson on his 1952 nomination for president but encouraged Americans to vote Republican out of principle.

She was the chairman of the board of trustees for Poetry Magazine in Chicago and founded the "Art Center" in the Borden family home in Chicago.


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Husband Adlai E. Stevenson II Dec 01, 1928-Dec 12, 1949
Son Adlai Stevenson III 1930-2021
Grandson Warwick Stevenson 1962-
Son Borden Stevenson 1932-
Son John Fell Stevenson 1936-
Father In-Law Lewis G. Stevenson 1868-1929
Mother In-Law Helen Louise Stevenson 1869-1935

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