Frederick P. Stevens

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Frederick P. Stevens
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded by Eli Cook
Succeeded by Timothy T. Lockwood
Personal details
Born October 26, 1810
Pierpont, New Hampshire
Died March 23, 1866(1866-03-23) (aged 55)
Buffalo, New York
Political party Democratic

Frederick P. Stevens (1810–1866) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1856–1857. He was born on October 26, 1810 in Pierpont, New Hampshire. He taught, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1835 or 1836, soon after coming to Buffalo. On January 20, 1837 he was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas by Governor William L. Marcy. He was the first presiding judge of Erie County Court, successor to the Court of Common Pleas. He never married.[2]

In 1854, Stevens was elected an alderman for the eleventh ward. He was elected mayor of Buffalo on November 6, 1855, as the Democratic candidate. During his term, the city undertook an extensive program of street, sidewalk, and street light improvements. He is credited as the originator of Buffalo's street railway system, and was one of the first people to actively campaign for an international bridge between Buffalo and Canada.[2]

He was a Republican Union member of the New York State Assembly (Erie Co., 2nd D.) in 1864. He died at Buffalo on March 23, 1866.[2]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Frederick P. Stevens". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Eli Cook
Mayor of Buffalo, New York
Succeeded by
Timothy T. Lockwood
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Horatio Seymour
New York State Assembly
Erie County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Harmon S. Cutting