Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection
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Stevenson moved to Parke County, Indiana during 1821. He returned to Kentucky and moved back to Putnam County, Indiana in 1826 starting practice in Greencastle, Indiana. While living in Greencastle, Stevenson campaigned for Indiana Asbury University to be located in the city; upon success of this campaign in 1837, he served on the school's Board of Trustees for the next ten years, acting as President for the first three.
Stevenson was very active in state politics, serving on both the Indiana House of Representatives and the Senate. A member of the Whig Party, he represented Putnam County in the House during 1831-1832 and 1844-1845; during his second term, he served as speaker of the house. He served in the senate for three consecutive terms from 1839-1842.
After his political career, he began another venture as an agriculturalist and stock breeder. He was appointed to an unofficial State Board of Agriculture in 1847 and helped with the founding of the Indiana State Fair.
Stevenson died on January 2, 1889 in Putnam County, Indiana.
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- Agriculture -- Indiana
- DePauw University
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana Asbury University (Greencastle, Ind.)
- Indiana State Fair
- Indiana. General Assembly
- Politics and government
- Putnam County (Ind.)
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- Stevenson, James P.
- Whig Party (U.S.)
- Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection
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