Thomas E. Stewart

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Thomas Elliott Stewart (September 22, 1824 – January 9, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in New York City, Stewart completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in New York City.

He served as member of the board of education in 1854. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 7th D.) in 1865 and 1866. He served as member of the Republican State committee from 1866 to 1868.

Stewart was elected as a Conservative Republican to the Fortieth Congress, defeating a Radical Republican and a Democrat. He served one term, March 4, 1867 to March 3, 1869, and did not run for reelection in 1868. While in Congress Stewart voted against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.

After leaving Congress Stewart resumed the practice of law, and later became involved with the Liberal Republicans, serving as chairman of the party's New York City general committee in 1872.

From 1874 to 1876 Stewart was a member of the New York City Park Commission.

Death and burial[edit]

He died in New York City on January 9, 1904, and was interred at Center Cemetery in New Milford, Connecticut.

Family[edit]

In 1854 Stewart married Harriet Allen Taylor, daughter of a prominent New Milford physician and Democratic politician who served in the Connecticut House of Representatives and Connecticut State Senate. They were the parents of two sons, George Taylor Stewart and Thomas E. Stewart, Jr.

Sources[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Erastus C. Benedict
New York State Assembly
New York County, 7th District

1865–1866
Succeeded by
Frank A. Ransom
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry J. Raymond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1867–1869
Succeeded by
Samuel S. Cox