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David Stewart

Born: Sep 13, 1800

Death: Jan 5, 1858

Birthplace: Baltimore

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

David Stewart

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1800
Date of Death : Jan 5, 1858
Birth Place : Baltimore

David Stewart was a U.S. Senator. Stewart was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of John Stewart and Helen West. His mother was from a prominent Philadelphia family; her father, William West, was known for outstanding patriotism during the Revolution. Stewart's father was from a successful mercantile family; he died in 1802. After completing preparatory studies, David attended the College of New Jersey. He graduated from Union College of Schenectady, New York in 1819. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1821, and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1849, Stewart was appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson and served from December 6, 1849, to January 12, 1850, when a successor was elected. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy, and resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore soon thereafter. He died in Baltimore and is interred in the Stewart vault in the "Old Westminster" Burying Ground.


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