TABER, Stephen (1821-1886)

TABER, STEPHEN, (son of Thomas Taber II), a Representative from New York; born in Dover, Dutchess County, N.Y., March 7, 1821; completed preparatory studies; moved to Queens County and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1860 and 1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); assisted in organizing the Long Island North Shore Transportation Co. in 1861 and served as its president for several years; director of the Long Island Railroad Co.; became the first president of the Roslyn Savings Bank in 1876 and served in this capacity for a number of years; died in New York City April 23, 1886; interment in Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.

New York State Library
Albany, NY
Papers: 1844, 1 item.
A letter from Martin Van Buren to Stephen Taber written on April 2, 1844. In the letter, Van Buren writes concerning Democrat Party politics in Franklin County [New York] and presidential campaign of 1844. Also, he reiterates his support for the policies of former president and political ally, Andrew Jackson.