Archie MacNichol Stevenson
Vernon County, Wisconsin
Archie MacNichol Stevenson was born
in Rothesay, Scotland, in 1857; son of P.C. and Elizabeth Stevenson. When our
subject was six months old the family removed to Canada, and three years later
located in Vernon county, Wisconsin.
Young Stevenson attended the common schools there and the High School at
Viroqua; and later Houghton’s Private Academy. He then studied law and
was admitted to the Bar when twenty-one years old.
In the autumn of 1876, Mr. Stevenson removed to Nebraska where he practiced law
three years. Coming to Colorado in 1879 he has been actively engaged here in the
practice of his profession since that time. He was a Republican member
(from the Gunnison District) of the State Senate in the Sixth and Seventh
General Assemblies; and in 1896 a Delegate in the Republican National Convention
at St. Louis, from which, in obedience to the instructions of the Colorado State
Convention, he withdrew upon the adoption of the anti-silver plank of the
National platform. In 1900 he returned to the Republican party, in which
he is an able leader, vigorously supported its candidates and policies (silver
having ceased to be an issue), and is now a member for Colorado of the
Republican National Committee.