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Henry George Stebbins (September 15, 1811 - December 9, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker during the latter half of the American Civil War.


Stebbins was born in Ridgefield, Connecticutmarker to John Stebbins and Mary Largin.After moving to New York he married Sarah Augusta Weston on October 8, 1831 they had five children.


  1. Henry Gerald Stebbins lived only two months (born and died in 1832)
  2. Fanny Juliet Stebbins (born October 12, 1834)
  3. Mary Emma Stebbins (born January 1, 1837 and died in 1865)
  4. Cora Stebbins (born June 17, 1839)
  5. Charles Henry Stebbins (born May 12, 1841) married Minerva Cook Vail.


Stebbins became a member of the New York Stock Exchangemarker in 1833 representing the firm S. Jaudan & Co. He was the President of the Exchange for three periods: 1851-52, 1858-59, and 1863-64. In 1859 he founded the brokerage firm Henry G. Stebins & Son. In 1849 he was appointed colonel of the Twelfth Regiment which he commanded in the Astor Place Riot .He served as president of the Dramatic Fund Association and as president of the Academy of Music.

Stebbins was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1863, until his resignation on October 24, 1864. He was appointed president of the Central Park Commission. Stebbins was a Commodore of the New York Yacht Clubmarker.

He died in New York City December 9, 1881 and was interred in Green-Wood Cemeterymarker, Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker.


  1. Presidents of the Stock Exchange


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  • Retrieved on 2009-04-24

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