Lincoln Stevenson

Lincoln Stevenson, age 96, died peacefully at home in Rye, NY, on September 23, 2017. 

Born on April 15, 1921 in New York City, Lincoln Stevenson was the son of Mrs. Theodore Stemmler and Mr. Lincoln Stevenson. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his three sons, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Nicholas; and 10 grandchildren. 

 He graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1939 and Williams College in 1943. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the army and fought in World War II. He was in military intelligence and a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division where he was awarded a Bronze Medal for his bravery, including fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He rose to the rank of Major. 

 After the war, he received a law degree from Columbia University. In 1954, he started the North American Leasing Company and was a pioneer in the equipment leasing business. 

 He was a member of the Apawamis, University, and Ocean Reef clubs where he was an avid squash and tennis player. An enthusiastic horticulturalist, he had a special passion for orchids. 

A celebration of the life of Lincoln Stevenson will be held at Christ Church, Rye, NY, on Monday, October 16th at 1pm. Donations may be made to the Lawrenceville School or Williams College.