On this date in 1835, Adlai Ewing Stevenson was born. In 1874, he was elected to the House of Representatives, but he lost his bid for re-election in 1876. He made a comeback in 1878 and served another term, and then lost again in 1880 and 1882. Stevenson served as first assistant postmaster general during President Grover Cleveland's first term, and when Cleveland made a come-back in 1892, Stevenson was his running mate. Stevenson was Vice President from 1893 to 1897. He was also on the ticket in 1900, running for Vice President under William Jennings Bryan, but they lost to William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
Stevenson's grandson, Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, was the Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956 (losing both times to Dwight Eisenhower). His great-grandson, Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, was a senator from Illinois from 1970 to 1981. Vice President Stevenson died in June 1914.