Adlai Stevenson was in our house, on our minds, and in our hearts as I grew up, went to college, and moved into the professional world. My father met Adlai when they were ten, and they were close friends thereafter. My parents were not particularly political—though my father later became head of the Volunteers for Stevenson. My parents were friends in the best sense of the word. They relaxed together, often discussing Illinois politics or world affairs, but my parents wanted nothing from the Guv and provided him with a safe space to laugh, think out loud about his political career and his personal life, and relax.
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