Charles Stebbins

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Charles Stebbins (June 23, 1789 in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts – March 23, 1873) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He graduated from Williams College in 1807, then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1810, and commenced practice in Cazenovia, New York. In 1819, he married Eunice Masters.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1826 to 1829, sitting in the 49th, 50th, 51st and 52nd New York State Legislatures. When Governor Van Buren resigned to become Secretary of State in March 1829, and Lieutenant Governor Enos T. Throop succeeded to the governorship, Stebbins was elected President pro tempore of the State Senate and was Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York until the end of 1829.

He was one of the three Bank Commissioners, appointed by the Governor.

He was buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Cazenovia.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Greenly
New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 3)

Succeeded by
Alvin Bronson
Political offices
Preceded by
Enos T. Throop
Lieutenant Governor of New York

Succeeded by
William M. Oliver