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Stevens, Wallace

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Wallace, 1879–1955, American poet, b. Reading, Pa., educated at Harvard and New York Law School, admitted to the bar 1904. While in New York, he mingled in literary circles and published hi...

Stevens

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, family of U.S. inventors. John Stevens, 1749–1838, b. New York City, was graduated from King's College (now Columbia Univ.) in 1768. He studied law (1768–71) and soon joined his father, a...

Stevens, Abel

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Abel, 1815–97, American clergyman, noted as the historian of Methodism, b. Philadephia, studied Wesleyan Univ. He became (1834) a member of the New England Methodist Conference, and filled ...

Stevens, Henry

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Henry, 1819–86, American bookdealer and bibliographer, b. Barnet, Vt. After attending college and law school, Stevens went to Europe as agent for several important libraries of the United S...

Stevens, John

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, John: see under Stevens, family. ...

Stevens, Phineas

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Phineas, 1707–56, American colonial soldier, b. Sudbury, Mass. He moved with his family to Rutland (now Rutland, Vt.) and in 1723 was captured and imprisoned by the St. Francis Indians. Upo...

Stevens, Thaddeus

(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792–1868, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1849–53, 1859–68), b. Danville, Vt. He taught in an academy at York, Pa., studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Marylan...

Stevens Point

(Encyclopedia)Stevens Point, city (1990 pop. 23,006), seat of Portage co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin and Plover rivers; inc. 1858. The major industries are insurance and the manufacture of wood products, chees...

Nutting, Wallace

(Encyclopedia)Nutting, Wallace, 1861–1941, American clergyman, antiquarian, lecturer, and photographer; illustrator and writer of books on life in early America and also on the scenic beauties of the United State...

Stegner, Wallace

(Encyclopedia)Stegner, Wallace (Wallace Earle Stegner), 1909–93, American writer, b. Lake Mills, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Utah (1930). He wrote perceptively of the American West in short stories, e.g., The Woman on t...

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