Chicago: Former US Senator Adley Stephenson III of Illinois has died at his home on the north side of Chicago. He was 90 years old.
His son Adlai Stevenson IV, who confirmed the death of an Illinois Democrat, said his father had dementia, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Before his health deteriorated, Stevenson continued to actively organize presentations and speakers at the Adrais Stevenson Democracy Center in Libertyville, Illinois. He also worked on a family-owned farm in Hanover, Illinois, raising cattle, growing corn and hay for feed, and chopping wood.
He just disappeared, his son said.
Stevenson ran twice for Illinois Governor and lost to Republican Governor Jim Thompson in 1982 with just 5,074 votes. This is the closest Illinois election to the governor in modern state history.
Stevenson was the great-grandson of former Vice President Adlai Stevenson. His father, Adlai Stevenson II, was a former governor of Illinois and was a two-time presidential candidate.
When running for the Senate, Stevenson sought advice from then-Mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley.
My advice to you is not to change your name, Daily told him, the newspaper reported.
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Former US Senator Adlai Stevenson III, 90, died of dementia
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