Bloomington, Illinois: Sit with Adlai Stevenson II

Airport hall photo op of Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, an unsuccessful nominee for President against Eisenhower. The bronze statue as travel companion features a suitcase and his famous worn out shoes.

Central Illinois Regional Airport

Address:
3201 Cira Dr, Bloomington, IL
Directions:
Central Illinois Regional Airport, east of town on East Empire St./Hwy 9.
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Adlai Stevenson II Resting

In the Central Illinois Regional Airport terminal there is a statue of Adlai Stevenson II resting on a bench, with his famous worn out shoes. Mr. Stevenson was IL Governor from 1949-1953. He was the Democratic Presidential Nominee losing to Dwight D. Eisenhower two times 1952 and 1956. He also served as the US representative to the United Nations from 1961-1965.

His final resting place is in Bloomington in Evergreen Cemetery.

[Doug Dirr, 12/05/2013]
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