Senate Passes Durbin, Duckworth Resolution Honoring Former Illinois Senator Adlai Stevenson III

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), honoring the life and legacy of the late Adlai Stevenson III, who served as U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1970 to 1981. The resolution commemorates Stevenson’s deep dedication to public service, including his advocacy for researching alternative energy sources and establishing the first congressional study of terrorism through the Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Act of 1979.

“Adlai was my friend and partner, who supported me in countless causes. He carried on his family’s long legacy of public service for the betterment of Illinois and our country, and his presence in politics will be deeply missed,” said Durbin. “I’m proud to see this resolution pass to honor Adlai’s life and contributions to the U.S. Senate.”

“Adlai Stevenson dedicated his life to public service and showed us all what leadership in the Senate should look like,” Duckworth said. “He served our nation in uniform, proudly represented our state and continually worked to better the lives of Illinoisans. I’m proud to pass our resolution to honor his life and service.”

Full text of the resolution is available here.