Bradford N. Stevens

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Bradford N. Stevens

Bradford Newcomb Stevens (January 3, 1813 - November 10, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, Stevens attended schools in New Hampshire and at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1835. He taught school six years in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and New York City. He moved to Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846, where he engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, and also worked as county surveyor. He served as mayor of Tiskilwa, Illinois.

Stevens was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He resumed mercantile and agricultural pursuits. He died in Tiskilwa, Illinois, November 10, 1885. He was interred in Mount Bloom Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Horatio C. Burchard

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