David Stewart (Maryland)

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David Stewart
David Stewart (Maryland).jpg
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
December 6, 1849 – January 12, 1850
Preceded by Reverdy Johnson
Succeeded by Thomas Pratt
Personal details
Born (1800-09-13)September 13, 1800
Baltimore, Maryland
Died January 5, 1858(1858-01-05) (aged 57)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Whig

David Stewart (September 13, 1800 – January 5, 1858) was a U.S. Senator.

Stewart was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of John Stewart and Helen West.[1] His mother was from a prominent Philadelphia family; her father, William West, was known for outstanding patriotism during the Revolution. Stewart's father was from a successful mercantile family; he died in 1802. After completing preparatory studies, David attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He graduated from Union College of Schenectady, New York in 1819. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1821, and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1849, Stewart was appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson and served from December 6, 1849, to January 12, 1850, when a successor was elected. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy, and resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore soon thereafter. He died in Baltimore and is interred in the Stewart vault in the "Old Westminster" Burying Ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leach, Josiah (1910). Some account of Capt. John Frazier and his descendants. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. p. 80. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
United States Senate
Preceded by
Reverdy Johnson
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maryland
1849–1850
Served alongside: James A. Pearce
Succeeded by
Thomas G. Pratt