Adlai Stevenson - Two Typed Letters Sent Less Than A Month After His Defeat 1952
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Adlai Stevenson - Two Typed Letters Sent Less Than A Month After His Defeat 1952:
ADLAI STEVENSON II. Two Typed Letters Signed from "Adlai E. Stevenson" to "Mr. Gray [Dr. William Shelton Gray, Jr.]". Stevenson was the thirty-first Governor of Illinois,the grandson of Vice President Adlai Stevenson I under Grover Cleveland's second term, and he won the Democratic nomination for president in 1952 and 1956 being defeated by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower both times.
Stevenson writes to Gray thanking him for his letter less than a month after his defeat in the 1952 presidential election to Eisenhower ("...My heartfelt thanks for your understanding message. It was good of you to think of me and I am most grateful...") and he thanks Gray a few months before winning the 1956 Democratic nomination for president ("...Thank you for taking the time to write to me. I am flattered and grateful - and encouraged...").
The letters contain two pages and two typed envelopes. The letter sizes are octavo and they are in fine condition. The letters were sent from Chicago and Springfield, Illinois from December 1, 1952 to November 8, 1955.