|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 22nd district
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
|Preceded by||Meade Purdy|
|Succeeded by||Ausburn Birdsall|
|Born||October 11, 1791|
|Died||April 15, 1866 (aged 74)|
Watertown, New York
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Abigail Whittlesey Camp
(m. 1838; her death 1858)
(m. 1861; his death 1866)
Hepzibah Bliss Strong
|Alma mater||Hamilton College|
Strong was born in Lebanon, Connecticut and later moved to New York. He was the son of Adonijah Strong (1760–1815) and Hepzibah (née Bliss) Strong. Among his siblings was Bela William Strong (a lawyer who died in a duel in 1815), Lucy Strong, Abigail Strong (his twin who died in infancy), and Abigail Strong, who married Daniel C. Shearman. His father was a farmer who fought in the Revolutionary War and was at the Battle of Yorktown.
"He was an eminent advocate, famous not for his technical legal knowledge, but for his great tact and ingenuity, and wonderful resources of his own in the management of cases, and for his inspiring and magnetic powers of eloquent speech which was always more powerful than polished."
Strong was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847. During his time in the House, he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State.
After Ausburn Birdsall succeeded him in the House, Strong resumed the practice of law in Owego, New York. He again served as judge of Tioga County from 1855 to 1859. In 1861, he moved to Watertown, New York and practiced law there.
On July 10, 1838, Strong was married to Abigail (née Whittlesey) Camp (1777–1858), the widow of William Camp, Strong's law partner, and daughter of Capt. Asaph Whittlesey, who was killed in the Battle of Wyoming and was a descendant of Gov. Thomas Dudley.
After her death in 1858, he remarried to Roxanna Bush (1789–1883), the widow of Norris M. Woodruff, a hardware merchant, and the eldest child of Eli Bush and Roxanna (née Terry) Bush, on June 19, 1861. He did not have any children of his own, but was revered by the children of both of his wives.
- "STRONG, Stephen - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- History of the Buell Family in England: From the Remotest Times Ascertainable from Our Ancient Histories, and in America, from Town, Parish, Church and Family Records. Illustrated with Portraits and Coat Armorial. Society Library. 1881. p. 83. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge (1871). The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass. J. Munsell. pp. 792–793. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- United States Congress. "Stephen Strong (id: S001018)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Stephen Strong at Find a Grave
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 22nd congressional district