US Con -Stebbins, Henry George - U.S. Congressman, NY

Henry George Stebbins:
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Born: September 15, 1811
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Birthplace: Ridgefield Connecticut
Father: John Stebbins 1783 – 1834
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Mother: Mary Largin Unknown – 1874
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)

Wife: Sarah Augusta Weston 1808 – 1893
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)

Children:
Emma Stebbins Grymes 1837 – 1865
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Cora S. Stebbins Talboys 1839 – 1895
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)



Political Party: Democratic Party



Occupation before War:
Member of New York Stock Exchange representing S. Jaudan & Co
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1848 – 1855: Colonel of 12th​ New York State Militia Regiment
1849: Served in the Astor Place Riot
1851 – 1852: President of New York Stock Exchange
1858 – 1859: President of New York Stock Exchange
1859: Founder of the brokerage firm of Henry G. Stebbins & Co.


Civil War Career:
President of Dramatic Fund Association
President of the Academy of Music
1863 – 1864: United States Congressman from New York
1863 – 1864: Ranking Member House Coinage, Weights & Measures
1863 – 1864: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
1863 – 1864: President of New York Stock Exchange
1863 – 1870: Commodore of New York Yacht Club
1863 – 1870: President of Central Park Commission
1864: Resigned from U.S. Congress on October 24th​

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1870: Commodore of New York Yacht Club
1863 – 1870: President of Central Park Commission
President of Atlantic and Great Western Railroad
Vice President of Texas Pacific Railroad
Director and Real Estate Agent of New York, Lake Erie, Western Railroads
1871: Active leader in helping to get rid of Boss Tweed
1871: Chairman of Committee of Seventy
1871 – 1872: Commissioner of Department of Public Parks
1872: Went on urgent business in England
Leader in the proposed World’s Fair of 1883



Died:
December 9, 1881
Place of Death: Manhattan New York
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York
 
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