Charles B. Stewart

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Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (February 6, 1806 – July 1, 1885) was an American-born pharmacist, doctor, and political leader in the Republic of Texas. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but moved to Texas in 1830. Stewart was a delegate from the Municipality of Austin to the Convention of 1836 where he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. He was a member of the committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. On March 8, 1836, two days after The Alamo fell, Stewart absented himself from the Convention for a few days to get married. On March 11, 1836, he married Julia Shepperd in the Lake Creek Settlement. Stewart returned to the Convention on March 16, 1836 and signed the Constitution of the Republic of Texas on March 17, 1836. He later attended the state constitutional convention of 1845. He represented Montgomery County in the Texas House of Representatives.

Stewart is credited with drawing the first image of the Lone Star flag, which was used by the Third Congress in enacting the legislation adopting the flag.[1][2]

On April 21, 2011, a bust of Dr. Charles B. Stewart was unveiled at the ceremony dedicating the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas.


  1. ^ Vexillological Assn. of the State of Texas. "The Stewart Myth". Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ [Stewart, Charles Bellinger Tate from the Handbook of Texas Online]

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