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McCants Stewart

Born: Jul 11, 1877

Death: Jan 1, 1919

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

McCants Stewart

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1877
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1919
Birth Place : Brooklyn

McCants Stewart was an American lawyer. Born to a prominent attorney in New York, Stewart studied law in Minnesota and became the first African American lawyer in the state of Oregon. His lack of financial success in Oregon led him to eventually move to San Francisco, where failing vision led him to commit suicide. Living in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson and "separate but equal" doctrine, his life was said to "reflect an unyielding commitment to the principle of justice for all powerless people in the northwest."


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