Dan V. Stephens

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Dan V. Stephens
Dan V. Stephens (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
Norfolk News Journal (Norfolk, NE), November 7, 1916
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd district
In office
November 7, 1911 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byJames P. Latta
Succeeded byRobert E. Evans
Personal details
Born(1868-11-04)November 4, 1868
Bloomington, Indiana
DiedJanuary 13, 1939(1939-01-13) (aged 70)
Fremont, Nebraska
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materValparaiso College
Occupationauthor, educator, lawyer

Dan Voorhees Stephens (November 4, 1868 – January 13, 1939) was a Nebraska Democratic politician.

Born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 4, 1868, Dan V. Stephens attended Valparaiso College in Indiana. He settled in Fremont, Nebraska, where he taught school and studied law. He became the superintendent of schools in Dodge County, Nebraska, from 1890 to 1894. Stephens also authored several books including Silas Cobb, Phelps and His Teacher and Passing of the Buffalo. He farmed, published, and worked in manufacturing and banking during this time.

Stephens served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1932. When James P. Latta died in office, a special election was held and Stephens was elected to fill his seat in the Sixty-second Congress. He was reelected to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses serving from November 7, 1911, to March 3, 1919. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918. Stephens resumed his former business pursuits in Nebraska. He went on to become a member of the State board of education of Nebraska from 1923 to 1926. Stephens also served as president of the Stephens National Bank; president of the Stephens-Hammond Company; and vice-president of the Nebraska State Building and Loan Association. He died in Fremont, Nebraska on January 13, 1939 and his remains were cremated.


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  2. "Stephens, Dan Voorhees". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 24, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James P. Latta (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

November 7, 1911 – March 3, 1919
Succeeded by
Robert E. Evans (R)