Charles A. Stevens

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Charles Abbot Stevens, Congressman from Massachusetts

Charles Abbot Stevens (August 9, 1816 – April 7, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of Moses Tyler Stevens and cousin of Isaac Ingalls Stevens.

Biography[edit]

Born in North Andover (then a part of Andover), Essex County, Massachusetts, Stevens attended Franklin Academy.

In 1841 he went into business as a manufacturer of flannels and broadcloths in Ware, Massachusetts.

An anti-slavery activist, he was a member of the Free Soil Party in the 1840s. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1853.

Stevens became a Republican when the party was founded, and was a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1868.

He served as a member of the Governor's council from 1867 to 1870.

He was an unsuccessful for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

He was subsequently elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alvah Crocker and served from January 27 to March 3, 1875.

He did not run for a full term, and continued his business interests. Stevens died in New York City on April 7, 1892. He was interred in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ware, Massachusetts.

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