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STEPHENSON, Samuel M.
Senator from the 31st district, comprising the counties of Marquette, Menominee, Delta, Schoolcraft, Chippewa, and Mackinaw, in 1879-86, was born in New Brunswick in 1831. He received a common school education, and in 1846 located in Delta county, Mich., where he engaged in lumbering. In 1858 he removed to Menominee, where he built the second saw mill on the river. He has been chairman of the board of supervisors most of the time since that county was organized. He is largely interested in "The Kirby Carpenter Co.," of Menominee, and the "Stephenson Banking Co.," of Marinette, "Wis., being an officer of both. He is also engaged in real estate, lumber and general mercantile business, and owns several large farms. He was a Representative in the legislature of 1877 and a member of the Senate in 1879. In politics a Republican, and was a delegate to the republican national convention of 1888.
Source:Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan; Chicago;  Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, p. 160 - 161

SWIFT, William
Senator from tho thirty-first district, comprising Mackinac, Chippewa, Schoolcraft, Delta, Menominee, Marquette and Baraga counties in 1881-2, was born in the town of Sharon, Litchfield county, Conn., July 10, 1848. He removed to Ishpeming, Mich., in 1873. As the Republican candidate for Senator he received 5,257 votes, to 3,001 for Alfred P. Swineford, Democrat.
Source:Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan; Chicago;  Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, p. 160 - 161