Gardner Green Stevens


1814 – 1892


Who was Gardner Green Stevens?

Gardner Green Stevens was a bank manager and Quebec political figure. He represented the Bedford division in the Senate of Canada from 1876 to 1892 as a member of the Liberal party.

He was born in Brompton, Lower Canada in 1814, the eldest son of Gardner Stevens and Deborah Harrington and brother of John H. Stevens. In 1835, at the age of 21, he became the manager of a farm, mill and store in Waterville for Charles Brooks. He married Relief Jane Spafford in 1847 and they resided in Waterville until 1854 when he moved his family to Frost Village, in Shefford County after being appointed agent for the British American Land Company. A couple of years later, he settled in Roxton Falls where he served as Councillor and Mayor.

In 1859, he became a branch manager for the Eastern Townships Bank which had recently opened a branch in Waterloo. Shortly after this, he was elected to the Shefford Township Council - a seat he held until Waterloo was incorporated as a village at which point he was elected to its first council. He was elected Mayor of Waterloo in 1870. Around this time, he was named a Director of the Eastern Townships Bank, and later became its Vice-President.

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Dec 13, 1814
Brompton, Quebec
  • Canada
Apr 15, 1892

on July 23, 2013


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