Nevada N. Stranahan

Nevada Stranahan

Nevada N. Stranahan (February 27, 1861 July 6, 1928) was a Collector of the Port of New York who was born in Oswego County, New York.


He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Oswego Co., 1st D.) in 1890, 1891 and 1892; and was District Attorney of Oswego County.

He was a member of the New York State Senate 37th D.) from 1896 to 1902, sitting in the 119th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th and 125th New York State Legislatures. In March 1902, he was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as Collector of the Port of New York, and resigned his seat in the Senate.[1] Illness forced him to resign the collectorship in 1907.[2][3]


Stranahan died in Winwick, Northamptonshire, England on July 6, 1928.[4] His wife Elsie predeceased him in 1922. Afterward he lived in Winwick with his daughter Louise, the wife of Major Henry Torrens. He was survived by his daughter and a sister, Mrs. Cora Stranahan Woodward, of New York City.[5]


  1. Newspaper article, Nevada N. Stranahan named, New York Times, March 21, 1902
  2. Newspaper article, Stranahan May Resign, New York Times, October 8, 1907
  3. Newspaper article, Col. Fowler Sworn In, Wall Street Journal, December 27, 1907
  4. Monumental inscription in Winwick Churchyard
  5. N.N. Stranahan Dead; Ex Port Official Here, New York Times, July 12, 1928, pg. 16.
New York Assembly
Preceded by
S. Mortimer Coon
New York State Assembly
Oswego County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Danforth E. Ainsworth
New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
37th District

Succeeded by
Francis H. Gates
Government offices
Preceded by
George R. Bidwell
Collector of the Port of New York
Succeeded by
Henry C. Stuart
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