Adlai Stevenson I, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Adlai Stevenson I

19th-century U.S. Vice President and Congressman from Illinois

Date of Birth: 23-Oct-1835

Place of Birth: Christian County, Kentucky, United States

Date of Death: 14-Jun-1914

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Adlai Stevenson I

  • Adlai Ewing Stevenson (; October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914) served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897.
  • Previously, he served as a representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s.
  • After his subsequent appointment as assistant postmaster general of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration (1885–89), he fired many Republican postal workers and replaced them with Southern Democrats.
  • This earned him the enmity of the Republican-controlled Congress, but made him a favorite as Grover Cleveland's running mate in 1892, and he duly became vice president of the United States. In office, he supported the free-silver lobby against the gold-standard men like Cleveland, but was praised for ruling in a dignified, non-partisan manner. In 1900, he ran for vice president with William Jennings Bryan.
  • In doing so, he became the fourth vice president or former vice president to run for that post with two different presidential candidates (after George Clinton, John C.
  • Calhoun and Thomas A.
  • Hendricks).
  • Stevenson was the grandfather of Adlai Stevenson II, a Governor of Illinois and the unsuccessful Democratic presidential nominee in both 1952 and 1956.

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