Moses Tyler Stevens
(born October 10
in North Andover
, died March 25
) was an American
textile manufacturer and a U.S. Representative
Moses Tyler Stevens was born in North Andover
(then a part of Andover
), Essex County, Massachusetts
as the son of textile manufacturer Nathaniel Stevens.
He was also the brother of U.S. Representative Charles Abbot Stevens
and a cousin of U.S. Representative Isaac Ingalls Stevens
Stevens attended Franklin Academy, a public school in North Andover.
He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, in 1842.
He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire for one year in 1842 and 1843.
Stevens joined his father's wollen goods manufacturing business after leaving college and became a partner in the business in 1850 under the name Nataniel Stevens & Son in North Andover.
Stevens married Charlotte Emeline Osgood in 1853. The Stevens had three sons and three daughters.
Stevens served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1861.
He served in the Massachusetts State senate in 1868.
He also served as president of the Andover National Bank.
In 1876 Stevens dissolved Nathaniel Stevens & Son. Stevens and his brothers continued the business separately.
His three sons, Nathaniel, Samuel, and Moses, became partners in the business in 1886 and the firm became M. T. Stevens & Sons.
Stevens was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895).
He served as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.
After retiring from Congress, Stevens resumed his interests in the manufacturing business.
He died in North Andover, Massachusetts, March 25, 1907.
He was interred in Ridgewood Cemetery.
- Cutter, William R. (1908). Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts Volume IV. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing.