Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from May 1, 1917, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Justice Horace E. Deemer, until December 31, 1934. For two and one-half years he was Chief Justice.
Born in Tama County, Iowa, December 20, 1867. He was graduated from the University of Iowa Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He entered the practice of law at Hamburg in Fremont County where he served as County Attorney for one term. On February 1, 1917, he was appointed Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District to fill a vacancy and three months later was appointed to the Supreme Court.
After his retirement from the bench, Justice Stevens engaged in the private practice of law at Des Moines where he died August 19, 1950.