David Stewart (Maryland politician)
Oil on canvas portrait by an unknown artist, circa 1850s. Reproduced in 1978's The Green Spring Valley by Dawn F. Thomas and Robert William Barnes.
|United States Senator|
December 6, 1849 – January 12, 1850
|Preceded by||Reverdy Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Pratt|
|Born||September 13, 1800|
|Died||January 5, 1858 (aged 57)|
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. 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.
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- United States Congress. "David Stewart (id: S000905)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- David Stewart at Find a Grave
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maryland
Served alongside: James A. Pearce
Thomas G. Pratt
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