Party affiliation: Democrat
Joseph C. Stephenson), Margaret Louise (Mistress Joshua B. Lee), John Joseph (deceased). Moved to Lamed, Kansas, 1880, Hemphill Company, Texas, 1883, to Canadian, Texas, 1887, to Oklahoma at opening of Cherokee Outlet, September 1893. Opened large general mercantile store, with brother George, at Canadian, 1887, at Woodward, Oklahoma, 1893.
Secretary and treasurer Gerlach-Hopkins Mercantile Company, Woodward. Treasurer Hemphill Company, Texas, 1887-1894. Treasurer Woodward Company, Oklahoma, 1899-1901.
Member State Banking Board, 1914-1918. Appointed member Coal Commission (to settle strike of miners), 1919. Chairman County Council of Defense, World War.
Chairman Oklahoma Common for Adult Blind.
Born June 7, 1865