David Stuart (Michigan politician)
March 12, 1816|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||September 11, 1868
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Rank||Brigadier General (negated)|
|Other work||U.S. Congressman from Michigan|
Stuart was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Robert Stuart, discoverer of the South Pass, Wyoming. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Oberlin College and Amherst College, graduating in 1838. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Detroit, Michigan.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855. He chaired the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and left for Chicago, to become lawyer for the Illinois Central Railroad.
He was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Forty-second Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, July 22, 1861, and then colonel of the Fifty-fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, October 31, 1861.
On March 11, 1863 the U.S. Senate declined to confirm his nomination to brigadier general, and Stuart resigned on April 3, 1863.
- Eicher p. 611
- David Stuart at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-15
- The Political Graveyard
- Elmwood Cemetery Biography on David Stuart
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