Biography of Adlai Ewing Stevenson


Stevenson, Adlai Ewing. Vice-president of the United States, 1893-97. Born in Christian County, KY, October 23, 1835. Educated in common schools and Center College, Danville, KY. Was not graduated. Family moved to Bloomington, IL, when he was 17 years old. Admitted to bar May, 1857. Master in chancery, 1860-64. Member of Congress, 1875-77. Delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1884 and 1892. First assistant postmaster-general, 1885-89. After term as vice-president, appointed in 1897 as member of the commission to Europe to try to secure international bimetallism. Democratic nominee for vice-president of the United States, 1900. Died 1914.