Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Stephenson, Samuel Merritt

Stephenson, Samuel Merritt (brother of Isaac Stephenson), a Representative from Michigan; born in Hartland, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada, December 23, 1831; moved with his parents to Maine, and later, in 1846, to Delta County, Mich., and engaged in lumbering; moved to Menominee, Mich., in 1858; interested in real estate, lumbering, general merchandising, and agricultural pursuits; was chairman of the board of supervisors of Menominee County for several years; member of the State house of representatives in 1877 and 1878; served in the State senate in 1879, 1880, 1885, and 1886; presidential elector on the Republican ticket of Garfield and Arthur in 1880; delegate to the Republican National Conventions at Chicago in 1884 and 1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1897); resumed the lumber business; died in Menominee, Mich., July 31, 1907; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Stephenson, Samuel Merritt," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1860 Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBWABIMN8D6U97X.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Stephenson, Samuel Merritt." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1860, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBWABIMN8D6U97X.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Stephenson, Samuel Merritt' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1860. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBWABIMN8D6U97X.