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ADLAI E. STEVENSON (1900-1965)
ADLAI E. STEVENSON (1900-1965) 
American politicIan

American politican, noted for his intellectual demeanor, elegant speech and promotion of liberal causes for the Democratic Party. He was the 31st Governor of Illinois and received the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956. He was defeated both times by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. He sought the Democratic Presidential nomiination for a third time in 1960 but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy. Kennedy would appoint Stevenson as the Ambassador to the United Nations.

Measuring 19.5" x 14", this museum quality framed image of Stevenson shows him behind a bank of microphones. The image is captioned at the bottom saying "Gesturing ruefully after defeat, Adlai Stevenson says, "I have not communicated successfully." The photo is autographed beneath the microphones and signed, "Adlai E. Stevenson." $250*


ADLAI E. STEVENSON (1900-1965)
ADLAI E. STEVENSON (1900-1965) 
Governor of Illinois, twice a Democratic nominee for U.S. President (1952 and 1956)

Governor of Illinois, twice a Democratic nominee for U.S. President (1952 and 1956) and one of the leading political figures of the mid-Twentieth Century. This typewritten letter, dated January 16, 1956, is on the personal stationary of Adlai E. Stevenson which includes his address of 231 So. La Salle Street, Chicago. It is intended for a Mrs. Wm. Peter Veuve of Menlo Park, California. Stevenson is obviously a friend of Mrs. Veuve's as he addresses her in the letter by her first name, Styleta. Stevenson thanks her for a previous letter which was received the previous November but "somehow went astray here in the office." It is signed, "Adlai E. Stevenson." $125*


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