Adlai Stevenson IV

Adlai Stevenson IV

Adlai Stevenson IV (born 1956) is a former television reporter at WTNH, New Haven, WMBD, Peoria, and WMAQ, Chicago. He is now a media analyst for a newspaper chain.cite news| first=Bill| last=Flick| title=Adlai IV & V: The Name Just Keeps On Going, And Going...| work=The Pantagraph| publisher=Lee Enterprises| date=1996-12-08| accessdate=2007-12-28] Stevenson is the son of former Senator Adlai Stevenson III, grandson of former presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson II, and great-great grandson of former Vice President, Adlai E. Stevenson I. Stevenson was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. [cite news| first=Ralph| last=Zahorik| title=School Marks Centennial Of 'Man From Libertyville' Adlai Stevenson II: Fate Of Mettawa Home Concerns Family| publisher=News-Sun, The (Waukegan, IL)| date=2000-02-05| accessdate=2007-12-28]

The Pantagraph, a Bloomington newspaper, reported that Stevenson was ambivalent about passing on his famous name. "When my own kid was about to be born... the big debate began - were we going to continue this name thing? I was basically against it, needless to say fully aware of how being named Adlai E. Stevenson can be a Boy-Named-Sue-like albatross. But my dad and my wife felt strongly this was something we should do."


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