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William A. Stevens
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  William A. Stevens was born in Stapleton Heights, Staten Island, on July 19, 1879. He was educated in the public schools of Long Branch, graduating from high school in 1897. He later studied at the New Jersey State Normal School in Trenton. He worked in the law offices of Public Utility Commission President John W. Slocum in 1899 as a law student. Stevens entered New York Law School in the fall of 1899. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1901 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in February 1902. Stevens specialized in municipal law.
  He was elected to the State Senate in 1919 for an unexpired term. He was re-elected for a full term in 1920, then again in 1923 and 1926. He was chosen Senate Republican floor leader for the sessions of 1923 and 1927. He was President of the Senate for the 1928 session. In 1929 he was appointed Attorney General for a full five-year term.
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