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Adlai Stevenson II

Typed Letter Signed - 1956

Bold, unusual Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery, dated November 27, 1956, Chicago, Illinois, requesting post-campaign contributions to pay remaning debts from his presidential campaign, which Stevenson had just lost three three weeks prior, suffering his second loss to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon in a landslide.

ADLAI E. STEVENSON II (1900-1965) was an American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served one term as governor of Illinois and ran, unsuccessfully, for president against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. He served as Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 to 1965.