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James STEVENS

(1768-1835)

STEVENS, James, a Representative from Connecticut; born in that part of Stamford which is now the town of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn., July 4, 1768; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Stamford, Conn.; member of the state house of representatives 1804, 1805, 1808-1810, 1814, 1815, 1817, and 1818; judge of probate, Stamford district, in 1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); justice of the peace at Stamford 1819-1826; postmaster of Stamford, Conn., from May 17, 1822 to October 5, 1829; judge of Fairfield County Court in 1823; resumed the practice of law in Stamford, Conn., and died there April 4, 1835; interment in St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cemetery.

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

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