The Stevenson Family
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The Stevenson family has played a leading role in Illinois politics for four generations. Born to Presbyterian parents who had emigrated from Northern Ireland, the family’s patriarch was Adlai E. Stevenson (1835-1914). The first Adlai E. Stevenson served as vice president under Grover Cleveland from 1893 to 1897. His son, Lewis G. Stevenson, served as Illinois Secretary of State from 1914 to 1917. Lewis Stevenson's son, Adlai E. Stevenson II, was governor of Illinois and the Democratic candidate for president in both 1952 and 1956. His son, Adlai E. Stevenson III, served as United States senator for Illinois from 1970 to 1981.
In 1766, the Stevensons were able to diffuse charges that John had applied for the position of Stamp Tax collector. Although he sought to succeed his father as Treasurer, he was rebuffed by the city fathers. Eight years later, he was unable to ...
Joseph S. Stevenson, M.A. homepage: http://www.cofc.edu/~joes e-mail: email@example.com office: Room 222, J.C. Long Building office phone: (843) 953-6600 Office Hours for Fall 2005 Course Syllabi for Fall 2005 ...
Robert Louis Stevenson Biography
... of the most popular and highly praised British writers during the last part of the nineteenth century. Sickly childhood Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a noted lighthouse builder and ...