Definition of Adlai Stevenson from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Adlai Stevenson

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(1900-65) a US Democratic politician who was defeated by Dwight D Eisenhower in the 1952 and 1956 elections for US President. Stevenson was a lawyer known for his clever remarks and fine mind. He was Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and later US ambassador to the United Nations (1961-5).