Lewis Stevenson (politician)
|23rd Secretary of State of Illinois|
October 14, 1914 – January 6, 1917
|Governor||Edward F. Dunne|
|Preceded by||Harry Woods|
|Succeeded by||Louis L. Emmerson|
|Born||Lewis Green Stevenson
August 15, 1868
Chenoa, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 1929
McLean County, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Helen Louise Davis|
Born in Chenoa, Illinois, Stevenson was educated in the Bloomington public schools, at Phillips Exeter Academy, and at Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University). He died of a heart ailment.
Stevenson's father, Adlai Ewing Stevenson I, was the Vice President of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Stevenson's son, Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, was the Governor of Illinois, the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956 and later the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. His grandson, Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, is a former U.S. senator from Illinois. The actor McLean Stevenson was his first cousin twice removed.
Lewis followed in his father's footsteps as a Democratic Party leader. He served as his father's private secretary while his father was Vice President of the United States. Later, Lewis served as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Pardons, president of the Illinois Centennial Commission, and as Secretary of State under Governor Edward Dunne. He took an active part in the national conventions of the Democratic party and was frequently consulted on party policy.
- Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Stevenson to Steward".
- 'Lewis G. Stevenson, Democratic Leader, Dies At Age Of 61,' Chicago Tribune, April 6, 1920, pg. 4
- 'Illinois Blue Book 1914-1916,' Biographical Sketch of Lewis Stevenson, pg. 12
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