Frederick P. Stevens
24th Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded byEli Cook
Succeeded byTimothy T. Lockwood
Personal details
BornOctober 26, 1810
Pierpont, New Hampshire
DiedMarch 23, 1866(1866-03-23) (aged 55)
Buffalo, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Frederick P. Stevens (1810–1866) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1856–1857. He was born on October 26, 1810, in Pierpont, New Hampshire. He taught, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1835 or 1836, soon after coming to Buffalo. On January 20, 1837, he was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas by Governor William L. Marcy. He was the first presiding judge of Erie County Court, successor to the Court of Common Pleas. He never married.[2]

In 1854, Stevens was elected an alderman for the eleventh ward. He was elected mayor of Buffalo on November 6, 1855, as the Democratic candidate. During his term, the city undertook an extensive program of street, sidewalk, and street light improvements. He is credited as the originator of Buffalo's street railway system and was one of the first people to actively campaign for an international bridge between Buffalo and Canada.[2]

He was a Republican Union member of the New York State Assembly (Erie Co., 2nd D.) in 1864. He died at Buffalo on March 23, 1866.[2]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3.
  2. ^ a b c "Frederick P. Stevens". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27.
Political offices Preceded byEli Cook Mayor of Buffalo, New York 1856–1857 Succeeded byTimothy T. Lockwood New York State Assembly Preceded byHoratio Seymour New York State AssemblyErie County, 2nd District 1864 Succeeded byHarmon S. Cutting