Madly for Adlai in Shaker Heights, Ohio

Shaker Heights High School students hold campaign signs for Democratic presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson in this picture, dated 1960. Jim Marshall in the middle there is representing Stevenson in a recreation they’re putting on of the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

Of course it was not to be for Stevenson - John Kennedy won the Democratic nomination in 1960 on the first ballot, followed by Lyndon Johnson. Stevenson came in fourth. After the election, Kennedy appointed Stevenson to be the Ambassador to the United Nations, a position he held until his death in 1965.

From the Shaker Heights Public Library Photography Collection, Cleveland Press Collection, part of the Cleveland Memory Project

Madly for Adlai in Shaker Heights, Ohio

Shaker Heights High School students hold campaign signs for Democratic presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson in this picture, dated 1960. Jim Marshall in the middle there is representing Stevenson in a recreation they’re putting on of the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

Of course it was not to be for Stevenson - John Kennedy won the Democratic nomination in 1960 on the first ballot, followed by Lyndon Johnson. Stevenson came in fourth. After the election, Kennedy appointed Stevenson to be the Ambassador to the United Nations, a position he held until his death in 1965.

From the Shaker Heights Public Library Photography Collection, Cleveland Press Collection, part of the Cleveland Memory Project

21 Notes

  1. reesemade reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  2. timejustgetsawayfromus reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  3. hopefulhistory reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  4. per--ardua reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  5. jklaaas reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  6. isuperlockedthetardis reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  7. retrocampaigns posted this