[stee-vuh n-suh n]
- George,1781–1848, English inventor and engineer.
- his sonRobert,1803–59, English engineer.
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In the early 2000s, after splitting with his wife of 20 years, Stephenson began devoting more time to his interest in art.
Today, Stephenson is cooperating with a federal investigation of the eBay reseller whom he purchased these works from.
Stephenson said he had no knowledge of the extent of the practice and his integrity was “completely intact.”Murdoch Resignation Rumors Fly
July 19, 2011
In his resignation statement, Stephenson insisted that he was leaving the job with his integrity intact.
Less than 24 hours after Stephenson stood down, assistant commissioner John Yates quit Monday over similar allegations.
His originality as an inventor has indeed been called in question, like that of Watt and Stephenson.Self-Help
Mr. Stephenson approved the plan, and agreed to my proposal.
Across the Atlantic came the news of Stephenson's remarkable success.The Age of Invention
Stephenson was heard to say, by some of the workmen, that he could repair it.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
Stephenson was again taken on as a brakesman at the p. 40West Moor Pit.Lives of the Engineers
- George. 1781–1848, British inventor of the first successful steam locomotive (1814); constructed the first railway line to carry passengers, the Stockton and Darlington Railway (opened 1825)
- his son, Robert. 1803–59, British engineer, noted for his construction of railway bridges and viaducts, esp the tubular bridge over the Menai Strait