Adlai Stevenson

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United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)

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'We both begun our involvement in American politics working for Adlai Stevenson in 1952 -- only I was an eleven-year-old distributing bumper stickers, and you were a senior member of Stevenson's economic team.
Adlai Stevenson had twice been Governor of Illinois but is perhaps best remembered as the Democrat who ran for president twice against General Dwight D.
This haughty disdain calls to mind the late Adlai Stevenson. Yet if Bloomberg runs, his electoral vote tally would likely make Adlai, by comparison, look like Richard Nixon on his 49-state romp in 1972.
The same is true of Adlai Stevenson, who dropped consecutive elections to Dwight Eisenhower.
The actress had been an activist since the 1940s, and campaigned for Adlai Stevenson and Ted Kennedy, among many others.
Six others tried and lost: James Cox, Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Al Gore and John McCain.
Contributors included Walter Lippmann, Billy Graham, the poet Archibald MacLeish, and two-time presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. The series attempted to define a "national purpose" for a country that increasingly dominated the world stage but was riven by self-doubt.
After one of Adlai Stevenson's failed campaigns for the presidency in the 1950s, a supporter tried to console him.
This was the race destined to put Adlai Stevenson, Paul Douglas, and Harry Truman into office, with Truman winning by a sliver.
For a few unforgettable moments I found myself standing in a line in front of the urinals, flanked on one side by Adlai Stevenson, then U.S.
The Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson summed things up earlier when a woman gushed: "Mr Stevenson, you have captured the vote of every thinking American." Stevenson replied, "Ma'am, we need a majority." He clearly reckoned "thinking Americans" were a minority.
And in his own version of Soviet-style disinformation, Kennedy leaked to his friend, the journalist Charlie Bartlett, his displeasure at Adlai Stevenson for having suggested just such an action.
"Rick is the ultimate practitioner," said Eric Twadell, now superintendent of the Adlai Stevenson High School District 125.
In 1956, Eisenhower crushed Adlai Stevenson in their rematch -- two years after that, Democrats picked up 48 seats in the House and 13 in the Senate.
Eisenhower; Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson; Senator Patrick Moynihan; Governor of New York Averell Harriman; British economist William Beveridge; US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter; British politician Edward Carson; and Karl Marx.