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Sir Augustus Frederick William Keppel Stephenson KCB, QC (born before 1849 - died 26 September 1904)[1] was a Treasury Solicitor and the second person to hold the office of Director of Public Prosecutions in England and Wales.[2]


One notable case occurred in 1889 when Stephenson was given the Cleveland Street scandal to prosecute. It involved various members of the aristocracy (such as Lord Arthur Somerset and the Earl of Euston), but these people were "allowed" (in the words of the radical journal the North London Press) to escape prosecution, something which attracted Stephenson a lot of criticism from the press.[3]

Personal life

Stephenson married Eglantine Pleydell-Bouverie, daughter of Rt. Hon. Edward Pleydell-Bouverie and Elizabeth Anne Balfour, on 5 December 1864.[4]


Preceded by
Sir John Maule
Director of Public Prosecutions
Succeeded by
Lord Hamilton Cuffe


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