Moses T. Stevens

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Moses T. Stevens
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Frederic T. Greenhalge
Succeeded by Samuel W. McCall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by Sherman Hoar
Succeeded by William S. Knox
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Third Essex[1] district
In office
1868–1870
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1861–1862
Personal details
Born (1825-10-10)October 10, 1825
Andover (now North Andover), Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 25, 1907(1907-03-25) (aged 81)
North Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Charlotte Osgood Stevens
Religion Unitarian

Moses Tyler Stevens (October 10, 1825 in North Andover, Massachusetts – March 25, 1907) was an American textile manufacturer and a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Biography[edit]

Moses Tyler Stevens was born in North Andover (then a part of Andover), Essex County, Massachusetts as the son of textile manufacturer Nathaniel Stevens. He was also the brother of U.S. Representative Charles Abbot Stevens and a cousin of U.S. Representative Isaac Ingalls Stevens.

Stevens attended Franklin Academy, a public school in North Andover. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, in 1842. He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire for one year in 1842 and 1843. Stevens joined his father's woolen goods manufacturing business after leaving college and became a partner in the business in 1850 under the name Nathaniel Stevens & Son in North Andover.

Stevens married Charlotte Emeline Osgood in 1853. The Stevenses had three sons and three daughters.

Stevens served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1861. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1868. He also served as president of the Andover National Bank.

In 1876 Stevens dissolved Nathaniel Stevens & Son. Stevens and his brothers continued the business separately. His three sons, Nathaniel, Samuel, and Moses, became partners in the business in 1886 and the firm became M. T. Stevens & Sons.

Stevens was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891–March 3, 1895). He served as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.[2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.

After retiring from Congress, Stevens resumed his interests in the manufacturing business. He died in North Andover on March 25, 1907, and was interred in Ridgewood Cemetery. His estate, Osgood Hill, was saved from destruction and is now owned by the town of North Andover. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it serves as a conference center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massachusetts General Court (1868). Journal of the Senate. Boston: Wright & Potter State Printers. ISSN 0732-197X. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Committee on Ways and Means 1st Through 106th Congress". Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederic T. Greenhalge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Samuel W. McCall
Preceded by
Sherman Hoar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
William S. Knox

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.