Nebraska Authors

Dan Voorhies Stephens

AKA: Dan V. Stephens

Born 1868

Died 1939

Stephens settled in Fremont, Nebraska in 1887 where he taught school, served on the Dodge County school board, and eventually expanded his interests to include the law, politics, farming, manufacturing, publishing, and banking. He was President of the Stephens National Bank, organized the Fremont Joint Stock Land Bank, served as President of Hammond-Stephens educational publishers, and served on many other business and public boards. He was elected to Congress on a short term in 1911 after the death of James P. Latta and served until 1919, failing to get re-elected in 1918.

He rated a short mention in the New York Times obituaries when he died, see: "DAN V. STEPHENS, 70, BANKER, PUBLISHER; Ex-Nebraska Representative Active in Farming Dies." January 14, 1939.

History Nebraska (new name of the Nebraska State Historical Society) has a Dan Vorhees Stephens collection, RG3643.AM, mostly related to his service in Congress, including scrapbooks from his campaigns. The Museum's photography collections include photos from a trip Stephens made to Europe in the summer of 1917 to survey the effects of World War I.

Places Lived

Fremont, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Fiction; Children's Nonfiction;


Valparaiso College, Valparaiso, IN (attended)


Nebraska Congressman


Dan V. Stephens
Silas Cobb. 1902.
Phelps and His Teachers. 1903.
Cottonwood Yarns. 1935.
Passing of the Buffalo. (Illustrated by Clarence Ellsworth) 1937.

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