Moses Dunning STIVERS, Congress, NY (1828-1895)


STIVERS, Moses Dunning, a Representative from New York; born near Beemerville, Sussex County, N.J., December 30, 1828; attended common and private schools and Mount Retirement Seminary in Wantage, Sussex County, N.J.; moved with his father to Ridgebury, N.Y., in 1845 and completed his education; taught school; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Ridgebury and later in Middletown, N.Y., 1855-1864; clerk of Orange County 1864-1867 and resided in Goshen, N.Y.; returned to Middletown and became proprietor of the Orange County Press in 1868 and was also one of the proprietors and editors of the Middletown Daily Press; appointed by President Grant as United States collector of internal revenue for the eleventh district of New York in 1869 and served until 1883; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; engaged in banking; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis Beach and for election in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; engaged in banking; died in Middletown, N.Y., February 2, 1895; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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