STEPHENS, Dan Voorhees, (1868 - 1939)


STEPHENS, Dan Voorhees, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., on November 4, 1868; attended the common schools and Valparaiso College, Indiana; settled in Fremont, Dodge County, Nebr., in 1887; studied law; taught school; county superintendent of schools in Dodge County 1890-1894; author of books on education; engaged in agricultural pursuits, manufacturing, publishing, and banking; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James P. Latta; elected to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from November 7, 1911, to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; member of the State board of education of Nebraska 1923-1926; died in Fremont, Nebr., January 13, 1939, and the remains were cremated.