Edwin A. Stevens

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Edwin Augustus Stevens (28 July 1795-8 August 1868) left a bequest which was used to establish Stevens Institute of Technology.

He was born at Castle Point, Hoboken, New Jersey son of Col. John Stevens III (1749-1838) and his wife Rachel née Cox. He died at Paris, France. His will left land adjoining his family estate, $150,000 for the erection of a builiding, and $500,000 as an endowment for the establishment of an "institution of learning".

Because of the Stevens family's close ties with engineering, the executors decided this would be an institution devoted to the "mechanical arts".

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