Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
Political conventions; Presidential campaign, 1952

Typed Note of President Harry S. Truman, July 24, 1952. President's Secretary's Files - Longhand Notes.

July 24, 1952

I just had a telephone conversation with Governor Stevenson at 3:30 o'clock. He called me and asked me if the situation developed to the point where he could be put in nomination would it embarrass me. If it would, he would not allow it to happen. I told him it not only would not embarrass me but that it would please me in every way, that I have no commitments and if he is nominated I would put forth every effort possible to see that he is elected and he will never hear from me after the election is over unless he sends for me. He expressed happiness and appreciation for this statement and said that he would not be at the airport to meet me tomorrow when I arrived in Chicago because the Chairman of the National Committee had advised him it would be better if he were not at the airport. I told him not to worry about that because those things didn't bother me in the slightest. He seemed to be in a very happy frame of mind and I told him that I was very sure that he would not only be put in nomination but that he would be nominated.

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