Stevens, John Leavitt
- Thomas M. Leonard
Stevens, John Leavitt (01 August 1820–08 February 1895), journalist and diplomat, was born in Mount Vernon, Maine, the son of John Stevens and Charlotte Lyford, farmers. His education in the local public schools was followed by study at the Waterville Liberal Institute and the Maine Wesleyan Seminary. In 1845 he married Mary Lowell Smith; they had one child. Stevens also that year embarked upon a career as a Universalist minister....