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Adlai Stevenson II

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Former IL Senator Adlai Stevenson III dies at 90 after long illness

 

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CUBA - ROCKET PHOTO'S SHOWN TO UNITED NATIONS - SOUND

 

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U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson at the UN 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

 

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Adlai Stevenson

 

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1952 - Adlai for President

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party. Stevenson served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), Federal Alcohol Administration, United States Department of the Navy, and the United States Department of State. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a member of the initial U.S. delegations to the UN. He was the 31st Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, and received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 1952 and 1956 elections.
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