Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III
Once a man holds public office he is absolutely no good for honest work.
Will Rogers
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Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III


Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (October 23, 1835 - June 14, 1914) was a county prosecutor, Member of the US House of Representatives; First Assistant Postmaster General in Grover Cleveland’s first term; elected Vice President in 1892, unsuccessful candidate for Vice President with William Jennings Bryan in 1900 and for Governor of Illinois in 1912. His son, Lewis served as Illinois Secretary of State.


Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was a lawyer, he served in many assignments during the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations, including as assistant to the Secretary of the Navy during World War II and as an architect of the UN in the war’s aftermath. He was elected Governor of Illinois in 1948. As Democratic Presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956 and  the Party’s  “Titular” leader, he began the strategic arms control process and laid the programmatic foundation for the New Frontier of John F. Kennedy and the Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. In 1961, he was appointed Ambassador and US Representative to the United Nations and served in that position until his death.


Adlai Ewing Stevenson III (born October 10, 1930) is a lawyer and Marine Corps veteran of Korea, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives, as Illinois State Treasurer and in the US Senate from 1970 to 1981. He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois in 1982 and 1986 though the 1982 election was virtually tied. Notwithstanding evidence of widespread irregularities, he was denied a recount by one vote in the Illinois Supreme Court. Stevenson’s life has long focused on public policy and business related activities in East Asia. He has been awarded Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure with gold and silver stars and is an honorary Professor of Renmin University, PR China.