Sunday, March 25, 2012

Born Adlai

I read somewhere that the 1952 election was the last presidential matchup between two bald guys...Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike!) vs. Adlai Stevenson. "They" say the man with the most hair typically wins, but comparing photos of these two, the hair test would've made a closer contest than the actual results.

Stevenson was born in a house in Los Angeles in the University Park neighborhood by USC. I've read that the family was just passing through, so I looked into the Los Angeles Times archives to see what the heck the Stevensons, a fun lovin' Illinois political family, were doing here. The answer...they were doing what any self-respecting wealthy family would do. They were "in the city for the winter."

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