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Andrew Stewart

Born: Jun 11, 1791

Death: Jul 16, 1872

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States

Andrew Stewart

Date of Birth : Jun 11, 1791
Date of Death : Jul 16, 1872
Birth Place : Pennsylvania

Andrew Stewart was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Andrew Stewart was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Washington College in Washington, Pennsylvania. He was one of the founders of the Union Literary Society at Washington College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Uniontown. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1815 to 1818. He was appointed by President James Monroe as the first U.S. District Attorney for the newly created United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania based in Pittsburgh, serving until 1821. Stewart was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress. He was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834. Stewart was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses.

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