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Adlai E. Stevenson
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Politician
    (February 7, 1900-July 14, 1965)
    Joined the Navy Department (1941)
    Present at the foundation conferences of the United Nations (1945)
    Governor of Illinois (1948-1952)
    Democratic Party candidate for the 1952 presidential election
    Democratic Party candidate for the 1956 presidential election
    Appointed U.S. representative to the United Nations (1960-1965)
    Wrote 'Call to Greatness' (1954), 'What I Think' (1956), 'Friends and Enemies' (1958) and 'Looking Outward' (1963)
    He upset conservative senators by attacking the Internal Security Act.
    He was attacked for being weak on communism.
    Nixon described him as a man with a 'PhD from Dean Acheson's cowardly college of Communist containment.'
    McCarthy claimed he would like to spend time with him so that he 'might be able to make a good American out of him.'
    He ran against Dwight Eisenhower twice in a row, losing big each time.
    He pissed off J. Edgar Hoover when he criticized the efficiency of the FBI, earning himself a strong political enemy (1949).
    He refused to give the nominating address for John F. Kennedy in hopes of still having a chance of being nominated for president (1960).
    He exposed the dangers of 'phony patriots, ill-informed censors and self-appointed thought police.'
    He was widely respected during his term as governor of Illinois, for cracking down on illegal gambling, reorganizing the state police and improving the state highways.
    He had to fight several baseless allegations of being a homosexual and a Marxist.
    He once told an audience: 'Most of us favor free enterprise for business. Let us also favor free enterprise for the mind.'
    He worked capably as a U.N. ambassador to support US policies, and was the man who showed the photos that proved the existence of missiles in Cuba.

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    In 2017, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 35 Votes: 88.57% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 71 Votes: 47.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 57 Votes: 61.40% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 49 Votes: 53.06% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 96 Votes: 55.21% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 117 Votes: 47.86% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 271 Votes: 43.17% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 192 Votes: 48.44% Annoying
 
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