Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Stephenson, Isaac

Stephenson, Isaac (brother of Samuel Merritt Stephenson), a Representative and a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Yorkton near Fredericton, in York County, New Brunswick, Canada, June 18, 1829; attended the common schools for a time and helped his father, who was a farmer and lumberman; when fourteen years of age, moved to Bangor, Maine, and thence to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1845; engaged in lumber pursuits in Escanaba, Mich.; moved to Marinette in 1858 and enlarged his business activities to include every phase of lumbering; held various local offices; member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1866 and 1868; founder and president of the Stephenson Banking Co. in 1873; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1892; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the lumber business in Marinette, Wis.; elected in 1907 as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John C. Spooner; reelected in 1909 and served from May 17, 1907, to March 3, 1915; died in Marinette, Wis., on March 15, 1918; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Stephenson, Isaac," 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 February 27, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TZ72MJ62631Y9H.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Stephenson, Isaac." 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. 27 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TZ72MJ62631Y9H.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Stephenson, Isaac' 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 27 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TZ72MJ62631Y9H.