STEVENS, Robert Smith, (1824 - 1893)


STEVENS, Robert Smith, a Representative from New York; born in Attica, Wyoming County, N.Y., March 27, 1824; prepared for college under a tutor; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846; moved to Kansas, and engaged in the practice of law; subsequently became extensively interested in real estate, in the development of coal lands, and in the management and building of railroads; member of the State house of representatives; retired from active business pursuits in 1880 and returned to New York; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Attica, Wyoming County, N.Y., on February 23, 1893; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.