|23rd Secretary of State of Illinois|
October 14, 1914 –January 6, 1917
|Governor||Edward F. Dunne|
|Preceded by||Harry Woods|
|Succeeded by||Louis Lincoln Emmerson|
Louis Green Stevenson
|Died||April 5,1929 60) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Louise Davis|
|Relations|| Stevenson family |
ContentsAdlai Stevenson IV (Great-Grandson)
|Children||2,including Adlai Stevenson II|
|Parent(s)|| Adlai Stevenson I |
Lewis Green Stevenson (August 15,1868 –April 5,1929) was an American politician. He was the Illinois Secretary of State from 1914 to 1917 and a member of Illinois' political Stevenson family.
Born in Chenoa,Illinois,Stevenson was educated in the Bloomington public schools,at Phillips Exeter Academy,and at Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University). He died of a heart ailment,at his home,in Bloomington,Illinois.
Stevenson's father,Adlai Ewing Stevenson I,was the 23rd Vice President of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Stevenson's son,Adlai Ewing Stevenson II,was the Governor of Illinois,the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956 and later the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. His grandson,Adlai Ewing Stevenson III,was a U.S. senator from Illinois. The actor McLean Stevenson was his first cousin twice removed.
Lewis Stevenson married Helen Louise Davis,daughter of Pantagraph publisher W. O. Davis and granddaughter of Jesse Fell. They had two children,Elizabeth "Buffy" and Adlai Ewing Stevenson II.
Lewis followed in his father's footsteps as a Democratic Party leader. He served as his father's private secretary while his father was Vice President of the United States. Later,Lewis served as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Pardons,president of the Illinois Centennial Commission,and as Secretary of State under Governor Edward Dunne. He took an active part in the national conventions of the Democratic party and was frequently consulted on party policy.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American politician who was twice the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. He was the grandson of Adlai Stevenson I, the 23rd vice president of the United States.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson was an American politician who served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. He had served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s. After his appointment as assistant postmaster general of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration (1885–1889), he fired many Republican postal workers and replaced them with Southern Democrats. This earned him the enmity of the Republican-controlled Congress, but made him a favorite as Grover Cleveland's running mate in 1892, and he was elected vice president of the United States.
John Griffin Carlisle was an American politician from the commonwealth of Kentucky and was a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives seven times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1883 to 1889. He subsequently served as a U.S. senator from Kentucky, from 1890 to 1893, and then as Secretary of the Treasury, from 1893 to 1897, during the Panic of 1893. As a Bourbon Democrat he was a leader of the conservative, pro-business wing of the party, along with President Grover Cleveland.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson III was an American attorney and politician of the Democratic Party who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1970 until 1981. A member of the prominent Stevenson family, he also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Treasurer. He unsuccessfully ran for governor of Illinois in 1982 and 1986. He had been awarded Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure with gold and silver stars and was an honorary Professor of Renmin University, China.
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