Adlai Stevenson-I The 23rd Vice President of USA

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23rd  (Mar 04, 1893 - Mar 04, 1897)
Age at start:  57 years 4 months 13 days
Age:  78 years 7 months 23 days
Height: 0'0", 0 cm
Born: Oct 23, 1835
Born place: Christian County, Kentucky
Net worth: < $1 Million
Death date:  June 14, 1914
Signature:
Party:
Democratic
Occupation:
Lawyer
Education:
Illinois Wesleyan University, Centre College (BA)

Adlai Ewing Stevenson (October 23, 1835 - June 14, 1914) served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Previously, he served as a representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s. After his subsequent appointment as assistant postmaster general of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration (1885-89), 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 duly became vice president of the United States.
In office, he supported the free-silver lobby against the gold-standard men like Cleveland, but was praised for ruling in a dignified, non-partisan manner. ... read more on
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