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Stewart was essentially Scottish American[edit]

Stewart was a Presbyterian (ie, origin Church of Scotland) of Scottish descent. His mother was a Jackson which, like Stewart, is a Scottish surname. Unlikely he had any significant English ancestors, and he certainly had NO Irish in his ancestry (otherwise he would be a catholic, wouldn't he?) (And one gets a bit sick of these ethnocentric Irish constantly making spurious claims on the ethnic origins of famous people around the world, based far too often on pure speculation and wishful thinking. Furthermore, they also have the audacity to falsely define protestant Ulster Scots as Irish - and Wikipedia should take measures to impede the continuation of this shameless practice which is far too common and does nothing to promote confidence in the authenticity of their biographical articles.) Stewart was a proud Scot in the US and was happily married to another Scot/American called McLean. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.78.240.137 (talk) 17:54, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Jackson is an English surname, not Scottish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.175.13.142 (talk) 00:29, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

[Stewart's] Objection to Profanity?[edit]

On two separate occasions, I heard an anecdote about Stewart's later career -- namely, that he had accepted some of the 'corny,' 'poorly-written' Westerns because "They were the only scripts without indecency or dirty words in them." Typically this would be dismissed as 'trivia,' but I think it speaks to his character -- will try to hunt it down (possibly from an earlier edit of this very article). Sskoog (talk) 18:14, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Requested move 2[edit]

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The result of the move request was: article not moved Armbrust The Homunculus 14:17, 12 January 2014 (UTC)


James StewartJimmy Stewart – I have never heard of this actor being referred to as James Stewart.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 16:01, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose – Yes, that was my initial reaction too. See Talk:James Stewart/Archive 2 for extensive past discussion of the issue. But then I looked at the article and found no fewer than five or six images with "James" in them, vs. none with "Jimmy". On that basis, I have to oppose. Wbm1058 (talk) 17:12, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Nothing has changed since the last move request. Binksternet (talk) 17:23, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I'm still not getting a significant amount to warrant a change, and thus I prefer the status quo. Looking at any Google search, there will be a mixture of both "James" and "Jimmy". As seen in the various free images currently on commons (such as here and here), he was frequently credited as "James". He is also referred to as "James" on IMDb, New York Times, TCM, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the TV special The American Film Institute Salute to James Stewart, Encyclopedia Brittanica and others. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences posted a video on their official You Tube Channel of "James" receiving an honorary Oscar. Therefore, I prefer to maintain the status quo and consensus that was achieved in the previous move request. Zzyzx11 (talk) 17:39, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose He was credited in every single film as "James Stewart". --Loeba (talk) 19:42, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Exactly. This would be like moving John F. Kennedy to Jack Kennedy because of what his friends and family and many others called him informally. Not necessary. We have redirects from Jack Kennedy and Jimmy Stewart. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 19:49, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. He is credited as "James Stewart" in the opening credits of every single film he ever appeared in. See here for previous discussion on the issue. Nothing has changed since then. Ejgreen77 (talk) 19:56, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per his biographers, sources, everything In ictu oculi (talk) 00:02, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is a joke right? James Stewart is the name used on his film credits and is far more commonly used everywhere than the affectionate Jimmy. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:25, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
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Strategic Air Command career[edit]

According to Eric Schlosser, "Command and Control", Stewart became deputy director of operations at SAC around the late 1950s. This sounds like a surprisingly senior appointment for someone who wasn't a full-time military man and maybe the article should mention it? Barnabypage (talk) 07:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

On the subject of his military rank, the opening paragraph states that he rose to the rank of Brigadier-General, but he is shown as a Major-General in the side-panel listing his awards. Which is correct?46.7.85.68 (talk) 12:53, 3 May 2015 (UTC)