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'Madly for Adlai’ Sen. Estes Kefauver, Oct. 18, 1952

Sen. Estes Kefauver in Bloomington, 1952.

In mid-October 1952, U.S. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee stopped in Bloomington to campaign for fellow Democrat and hometown favorite son Adlai E. Stevenson II, who was the party’s presidential nominee. Stevenson would lose to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in both 1952 and 1956. In the second campaign Kefauver would serve as Adlai’s running mate.
Kefauver is seen here, on October 18, 1952, making a “biting attack” on Republicans before some 1,000 folks on the west side of the McLean County Courthouse Square (now the Museum).

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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