The Contender
Adlai Stevenson
Born: February 5, 1900
Died: July 14, 1965
"A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation."

1948: Illinois Governor, Democrat

1952: U.S. Presidential Candidate

1956: U.S. Presidential Candidate

1961-1965: United States Ambassador to the United Nations

1952 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Dwight D. EisenhowerRepublican44234,075,52955.2%
Adlai StevensonDemocratic8927,375,09044.3%

1956 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Dwight D. EisenhowerRepublican45735,579,18057.4%
Adlai StevensonDemocratic7326,028,02842.0%

Did you know...
As little as a month before being nominated for president, Adlai Stevenson was determined not to run, preferring to serve another term as governor of Illinois.

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