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Stephen Taber (March 7, 1821 – April 23, 1886) was a United States Congress Representative from New York from 1865 to 1869.

Stephen Taber
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byDwight Townsend
Succeeded byHenry Augustus Reeves
Personal details
Born(1821-03-07)March 7, 1821
Dover, New York
DiedApril 23, 1886(1886-04-23) (aged 65)
New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic

He was the son of Thomas Taber II; born in Dover, New York, March 7, 1821; completed preparatory studies; moved to Queens, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the New York State Assembly (Queens Co., 1st D.) 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 Rail Road 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 on April 23, 1886; interment in Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.


  • United States Congress. "Stephen Taber (id: T000002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Stephen Taber at Find a Grave
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Edward A. Lawrence
New York State Assembly
Queens County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Isaac Coles
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dwight Townsend
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry A. Reeves