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  • ID: I134474
  • Name: Adlai Ewing STEVENSON
  • RELA: Spouse of 12th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 OCT 1835 in Christian Co., KY
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1875 AND 4 MAR 1877 Member of the U.S. House of Representives from Illinois
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1879 AND 4 MAR 1881 Member of the U.S. House of Representives from Illinois
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1893 AND 4 MAR 1897 Vice President of the United States
  • Death: 14 JUN 1914 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Adlai Ewing Stevenson
  • Burial: Evergreen Cem., Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    STEVENSON, Adlai Ewing, (great-grandfather of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III), a Representative from Illinois and a Vice President of the United States; born in Christian County, Ky., October 23, 1835; moved with his parents to Bloomington, Ill., in 1852; attended Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington and Centre College, Danville, Ky., studied law; admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Metamora, Woodford County, Ill.; master in chancery 1860-1864; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1864; district attorney 1865-1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; First Assistant Postmaster General 1885-1889; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by Grover Cleveland in 1892; was inaugurated March 4, 1893, and served until March 3, 1897; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1900 and for governor of Illinois in 1908; retired from public and political activities and resided in Bloomington, Ill.; died in Chicago, Ill., June 14, 1914; interment in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: John Turner STEVENSON b: 20 MAR 1808 in Iredell Co., NC
    Mother: Eliza Ann EWING b: 20 OCT 1809 in Iredell Co., NC

    Marriage 1 Letitia Barbour GREEN b: 8 JAN 1843 in Kentucky
    • Married: 20 DEC 1866 in Metomora, McLean Co., IL
    Children
    1. Has Children Lewis Green STEVENSON b: 15 AUG 1868 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
    2. Has No Children May Elizabeth STEVENSON b: 18 SEP 1872
    3. Has No Children Julia Scott STEVENSON b: 30 JUN 1874
    4. Has No Children Letitia Ewing STEVENSON b: 22 JUN 1876

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