Joseph Francis Stewart
After growing up in Dungannon, where he studied at the Christian Brothers' School, Stewart worked as a wine merchant and became active in the Irish Parliamentary Party. At the January 1910 general election he worked as the election agent for Thomas Kettle.
In 1923 Stewart was elected to the Dungannon Board of Governors, a post he held until the Board was dissolved in 1948. He was also elected to Tyrone County Council for the Nationalist Party, was a long-time member of Dungannon Urban District Council, and was the President of the Tyrone Ancient Order of Hibernians.
In 1958 Stewart became the Chairman of the Nationalist Party at Stormont, a position he retained until his death.
- Northern Ireland Parliament Elections Results: Biographies
- Brendan Lynn, Holding the Ground: The Nationalist Party in Northern Ireland, 1945 - 72 (1997), ISBN 1-85521-980-8
|Parliament of Northern Ireland|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for East Tyrone
1929 - 1964
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and Tyrone
1934 - 1935
With: Cahir Healy
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Nationalist Party at Stormont
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