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Stephen Albion Day (July 13, 1882 – January 5, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Stephen A. Day
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byJohn C. Martin
Succeeded byEmily Taft Douglas
Personal details
Born(1882-07-13)July 13, 1882
Canton, Ohio
DiedJanuary 5, 1950(1950-01-05) (aged 67)
Evanston, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Day was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Schaefer) and William R. Day, who was a diplomat and jurist. Day attended the public schools at Canton, the University School at Cleveland, Ohio, and Asheville (North Carolina) School. He graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905, and subsequently served as secretary to Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1905 to 1907.

He studied law at the University of Michigan Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Evanston, Illinois, in 1908 and continued the practice of law in Chicago, Illinois. He served as special counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency from 1926 to 1928.

Day was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Evanston, Illinois, where he died on January 5, 1950. He was interred in Memorial Park, Skokie, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Stephen A. Day (id: D000160)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Emily T. Douglas