John Aikman Stewart

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John Aikman Stewart
John Aikman Stewart circa 1913.jpg
Acting President of Princeton University
In office
Preceded byWoodrow Wilson
Succeeded byJohn Grier Hibben
Personal details
Born(1822-08-26)August 26, 1822
New York City, New York
DiedDecember 18, 1926(1926-12-18) (aged 104)
Manhattan, New York
Sarah Youle Stewart
(m. 1845; died 1887)

Mary Olivia Stewart (m. 1890)

John Aikman Stewart (August 26, 1822 – December 18, 1926) was a New York City banker who during the administration of Grover Cleveland replenished the nation's gold supply by issuing new bonds.[1][2][3] He was also the third person in its history to serve as acting President of Princeton University from 1910 to 1912.


He was born on August 26, 1822.[4] During the presidency of Grover Cleveland he replenished the nation's gold supply by organizing a syndicate that bought $50,000,000 in bonds.[1][3] He died on December 18, 1926.[2]


  1. ^ a b "John A. Stewart, 100. Banker on Birthday Receives Messages From All Parts of the Country. Tells of Outbreak of Mexican War. Describes Banking Developments of Last 70 Years". New York Times. August 27, 1922. Retrieved 2009-02-04. Telegrams by the hundreds were received by John A. Stewart at Morristown, N.J., on his hundredth birthday yesterday.
  2. ^ a b "John A. Stewart Dies". Chicago Tribune. December 19, 1926. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ a b Berry, Earl D. (July 25, 1897). "John A. Stewart". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-04. When John A. Stewart organized a syndicate a few years ago to help replenish the Government's supply of gold by taking $50000000 of new bonds, ...
  4. ^ "Veteran Wall Street Financier Will Round the Century Mark Next Tuesday". New York Times. August 20, 1922. Retrieved 2009-02-04. John A. Stewart, Wall Street banker and financier, will be 100 years old next Tuesday. Mr. Stewart's health is good, his faculties are unimpaired and he continues to take keen interest in affairs, according to those near him.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Woodrow Wilson
President of Princeton University

Succeeded by
John Grier Hibben