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Individual Record -- Stevens, Thaddeus


Age: 0, credited to Danville, VT
Unit(s): Congressman
Service: Congressman

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Birth: 04/04/1792, Danville, VT
Death: 08/11/1868

Burial: Shreiner-Concord Cemetery, Lancaster, PA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 982


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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Shreiner-Concord Cemetery, Lancaster, PA

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Thaddeus Stevens

STEVENS, Thaddeus, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Danville, Caledonia County, Vt. April 4, 1792; attended Peacham Academy and the University of Vermont at Burlington; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1814; moved to Pennsylvania in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Gettysburg; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835, 1837, and 1841; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1838; appointed as a canal commissioner in 1838; moved to Lancaster, Pa., in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1859, until his death; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses); chairman of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; died in Washington, D.C., on August 11, 1868; interment in Shreiner's Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.

Source: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.




Thaddeus Stevens died in Washington at 12 o'clock on the night of August 11th. The following excellent sketch of theis remarkable man we take from the Boston "Advertiser"

Thaddeus Stevens, it is almost needless to say, at the time of his death a Representative of the fortieth Congress from the Ninth, or Lancaster District of Pennsylvania. He was born in Caladonia County, Vt., April 4, 1793, and was consequently seventy- five years of age.. He was graduated at Darthmouth College in 1814, and during the same year he removed to Pennsylvania, where he studied law and taught in an academy at the same time. He was admitted to the Adams County bar in 1816, and served in the state Legislature in the years 1831, 1835, 1837, and 1840. In the year 1842 he removed to Lancaster, which was his permanent place of residence at the time of his death, and in 1848 was elected to Congress as Representative from Pennsylvania for the first time. He also served in the Thirty Second, Thirty Fifth, Thirty Six, Thirty Seventh, Thirty Eighth, and Thirty Ninth Congress, and was re-elected to the Fortieth Congress as a Republican, by a very large majority over his Democratic opponent. He served for several years as chairman of the committee on Ways and means, and during the present Congress he served as chairman for the Special Committee on Reconstruction, and Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and was also, as will be very well remembered, on of the managers in the impeachment of Johnson. His ill heatlh prevented him from taking a very active part in the trial, and for the same reason his recent labors in the House of Representatives have been lighter than either his inclinations or his abilities would suggest. Yet, dispite his physical infirmities, he has been in almost constant attendance at the chamber throughout the winter, and on several occasions has spoken with all his earnestness and power whitch distinguished his earlier efforts. He has been fully conscious of his near approach to death, and has often spoken of the event with calmness and resignation. Middlebury College conferred upon him, ?? a, the degree of Doctor of Laws.

Courtesy of Deanna French.