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  Stevenson, Adlai Ewing
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NameAdlai Ewing Stevenson
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Bloomington, Illinois , United States
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Born October 23, 1835
DiedJune 14, 1914 (78 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Jan 02, 2015 09:59pm
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InfoSTEVENSON, Adlai Ewing, (great-grandfather of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III), a Representative from Illinois and a Vice President of the United States; born in Christian County, Ky., October 23, 1835; moved with his parents to Bloomington, Ill., in 1852; attended Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington and Centre College, Danville, Ky., studied law; admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Metamora, Woodford County, Ill.; master in chancery 1860-1864; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1864; district attorney 1865-1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; First Assistant Postmaster General 1885-1889; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by Grover Cleveland in 1892; was inaugurated March 4, 1893, and served until March 3, 1897; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1900 and for governor of Illinois in 1908; retired from public and political activities and resided in Bloomington, Ill.; died in Chicago, Ill., June 14, 1914; interment in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.

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FAMILY
Wife Letitia Green Stevenson Dec 20, 1866-Dec 25, 1913
Son Lewis G. Stevenson 1868-1929
Granddaughter Elizabeth "Buffie" Stevenson Ives 1897-1994
Grandson Adlai E. Stevenson II 1900-1965
Father John Turner Stevenson 1808-1857
Mother Eliza Ewing 1809-1899
Grandfather Adlai Osborne Ewing 1777-1820
Uncle John Wallis Ewing 1808-1855
1st Cousin James S. Ewing 1835-1918
1st Cousin William G. Ewing 1839-1922
1st Cousin Adlai T. Ewing 1846-1920

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RACES
  11/03/1908 IL Governor Lost 45.64% (-2.01%)
  08/08/1908 IL Governor-D Primary Won 45.62% (+28.34%)
  11/06/1900 US Vice President Lost 34.68% (-30.65%)
  08/27/1900 US Vice President - Populist Party (Fusion Faction) Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/06/1900 US Vice President - D Convention Won 71.29% (+56.05%)
  07/11/1896 US President - D Convention Lost 0.75% (-48.23%)
  11/08/1892 US Vice President Won 62.39% (+29.73%)
  06/23/1892 US President - D Convention Lost 1.87% (-65.97%)
  06/23/1892 US Vice President - D Convention Won 56.26% (+26.66%)
  11/07/1882 IL - District 14 Lost 46.66% (-2.16%)
  11/02/1880 IL District 13 Lost 49.51% (-0.98%)
  11/05/1878 IL District 13 Won 53.22% (+6.96%)
  11/07/1876 IL District 13 Lost 49.60% (-0.80%)
  11/03/1874 IL District 13 Won 52.60% (+5.82%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US House Speaker - Mar 18, 1879 GNB Hendrick B. Wright