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Adlai E. Stevenson Campaign Buttons
Adlai Stevenson Campaign Buttons. Adlai Stevenson first won elective office in 1948 by winning the Illinois Governorship. In 1952 and 1956 Stevenson, won the Democratic Nomination for President, before losing both general elections to Dwight Eisenhower. Stevenson later served in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961-1965. Pictured below are Adlai Stevenson campaign buttons from his presidential campaigns that also feature his 1952 running mate John Sparkman and 1956 running mate Estes Kefauver. Stevenson's grandfather Adlai Ewing Stevenson served as Vice President under President Grover Cleveland from 1893 - 1897. Later Stevenson eldest son , Adlai Stevenson III served as United States from Illinois from 1970 to 1981.