In 1955, he married Nancy Anderson. They had four children: Adlai Ewing IV Lucy, Katherine and Warwick. He is survived by his wife; sons Adlai and Warwick, daughters Lucy and Katherine and at least nine grandchildren, as well as his brothers John and Borden.
Mr. Stevenson graduated from Harvard Law School in 1957, and after serving as a law clerk for an Illinois Supreme Court justice in 1958, joined and later became a partner in a prestigious Chicago law firm, Mayer, Brown & Platt.
His political career began in 1964. Elected to a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, he sponsored 84 bills in two years, including measures to control lobbying and conflicts of interest in government, a graduated state income tax and credit reforms. The Independent Voters of Illinois named him the house’s “best legislator.”
From 1967 to 1970, he was the elected Illinois state treasurer. In what might have been a routine post, he eliminated staff patronage,…