President Dwight D. Eisenhower beat Adlai Stevenson II in two attempts to become the U.S. president. Stevenson was defeated in a landslide by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election. And, again in 1956, Stevenson was the Democratic presidential nominee against Eisenhower. But, he was defeated in an even bigger landslide. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination for a third time in 1960, but he lost the nominating election to Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

After his election, President Kennedy appointed Stevenson as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He served from 1961 to 1965, dying on July 14, 1965, in London after suffering a heart attack. Stevenson lived from February 1900 until mid July 1965.

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