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Hiram Sanford STEVENS

(1832-1893)

STEVENS, Hiram Sanford, a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona; born in Weston, Windsor County, Vt., March 20, 1832; received a limited education; farmer; in 1851 enlisted in Company I, First United States Dragoons for service in New Mexico; participated in engagements against the Apaches in 1852 and 1854; honorably discharged at Fort Thorn, N.Mex., in 1856, moving to Tucson, Ariz., where he engaged in general merchandising and the supplying of forage for the Army; elected to the Arizona Territorial house of representatives in 1868; served in the Territorial council 1871-1873; assessor and supervisor of Pima County; served as treasurer of Tucson in 1871; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878; engaged in mercantile pursuits and cattle growing; died in Tucson, Ariz., March 22, 1893; interment in Old Tucson Cemetery; reinterment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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