Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III dead at 90

“He just disappeared,” said his son.

Stevenson ran twice for governor of Illinois and lost his candidacy in 1982 with just 5,074 votes to Republican governor Jim Thompson. It will be the next Illinois gubernatorial election in the state’s modern history.

Mr. Stevenson was the great-grandson of former Vice President Adlai Stevenson. His father, Adlai Stevenson II, was a former Illinois governor and a two-time presidential candidate.

When he ran for the Senate, Stevenson sought advice from then-mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley.

“My advice to you is not to change your name,” Daley told him, the newspaper reported.

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