Stevens had an extensive political career. He was a member of the CT State House of Representatives 1804, 1805, 1808-1810, 1814, 1815, 1817, and 1818. In 1819 he was elected Judge of Probate for the Stamford district of CT.
A year later he successfully ran for Congress as a Republican. He also was the Justice of the Peace in Stamford from 1819-1826; Postmaster of Stamford, from May 17, 1822 to October 5, 1829; and a Judge of Fairfield County Court in 1823, Stevens later resumed his law practice. He died on April 4, 1835 and is buried in St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cemetery.
Judge of Probate for the Stamford District (CT) 1819
Postmaster (Stamford, CT) 1822-1829
Judge of the County Court (Fairfield County, CT) 1823
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
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