Adlai Stevenson II


Birthday February 5, 1900

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Los Angeles, CA

DEATH DATE Jul 14, 1965 (65)

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Illinois governor and member of the Democratic party who ran for president in 1952 and 1956. He was also the 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations was known for his intellectual demeanor.

Before Fame

He worked as a lawyer in Illinois after attending Princeton University, where he became managing editor of The Daily Princetonian and received a B.A. degree in literature in 1922.


Peter Sellers claimed that his portrayal of President Merkin Muffley in Dr. Strangelove was modeled on him.

Family Life

His grandfather, Adlai Stevenson I served as Vice President under President Grover Cleveland.

Associated With

He was appointed as Ambassador to the U.N. by John F. Kennedy.