James Garfield Stewart
|James Garfield Stewart|
|Preceded by||Russell Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Carl W. Rich|
|Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
March 5, 1947 – April 3, 1959
|Appointed by||Thomas J. Herbert|
|Preceded by||Charles S. Bell|
|Succeeded by||John Weld Peck II|
November 17, 1880|
|Died||April 3, 1959
|Resting place||Springfield, Ohio|
|Spouse(s)||Harriet L. Potter (divorced)|
Irene Potter Stewart Taylor
|Alma mater||Kenyon College
Cincinnati Law School
James Garfield Stewart (November 17, 1880 – April 3, 1959) was a Republican from Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1938 to 1947 and then as justice on the Ohio Supreme Court from 1947 to 1959. Stewart's son Potter (1915 - 1985) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. His son, Zeph Stewart, was the master of Lowell House and head of the Classics department at Harvard. His daughter was Irene Potter Stewart Taylor, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Life and career
Stewart was born in Springfield, Ohio, and graduated from Kenyon College in 1902. He graduated from Cincinnati Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1905. He opened a private practice in Springfield for three years before joining Hugh L. Nichols' firm in Cincinnati in 1908. He was elected to City Council in 1934, and was Mayor 1938-1947.
March 5, 1947, Governor Thomas J. Herbert nominated Stewart to the seat on the Ohio Supreme Court vacated by the resignation of Charles S. Bell. He was re-elected in 1948, 1952 and 1958. He died April 3, 1959 after giving a speech in Kentucky. His funeral was at Christ Church in Cincinnati, with burial in Springfield.
Stewart and Harriet L. Potter were married in 1911, and later divorced.
|Party political offices|
John W. Bricker
|Republican Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
Thomas J. Herbert