John Loomis Stevens
John Loomis Stevens, American judge, Progressive National Committee member. Mason (32°,Kiloton).
Stevens, John Loomis was born on May 29, 1850 in Northfield, Vermont, United States. Son of Isaac Loomis and Harriet E. (Tucker) Stevens.
Bachelor of Science in C.E., Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, 1872.
Admitted to Iowa bar, 1873. Elected district attorney, 11th Judicial District, Iowa, 1878. Reelected, 1882; judge same district 2 terms, 1887-1895.
Appointed special commissioner Department of the Interior by President McKinley, 1898, to adjust claims of Des Moines River land settlers. Delegate from 10th Congressional District, to Republican National Committee, 1900, and 1912. Appointed by Governor Carroll member Iowa commission to prepare employers’ liability and workmen’s compensation law, 1911.
Member provisional Progressive National Committee for Iowa, 1912. A signer to call for Progressive Convention, 1912. Delegate-at-large and chairman delegation to Progressive National Convention, Chicago, 1912.
Member Progressive National Committee, 1912-1916. Candidate Progressive Party for government of Iowa, 1912 (defeated). Promoted Ames & Nevada Telephone Сompany, 1881, and various other telephone enterprises.
Organizer Boone Brick Tile & Paving Company. Retired from law practice 1910, now in real estate. Company chairman 3d and 4th Liberty loans, etc., 1917-1918.