Adlai Stevenson IV
Who is Adlai Stevenson IV?
Stevenson was an acquisition specialist for media companies Lee Enterprises and Schurz Communications, and served as vice president and chief operations officer at the Evanston-based start-up Stonewater Control Systems. In 1990, Stevenson created radio station WHZT-FM in Champaign, Illinois. He is currently Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions at HuaMei Capital, the first U.S.-Chinese financial services joint venture.
Stevenson earned an MBA, a master’s degree in journalism, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northwestern University. He 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 II was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bloomington, Illinois.
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." His son, Adlai Ewing Stevenson V, was born in the fall of 1994.
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