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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesTennessee

Arthur Thomas STEWART

(1892-1972)
Senate Years of Service:
1939-1949
Party:
Democrat

STEWART, Arthur Thomas, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tenn., January 11, 1892; attended the public schools, Pryor Institute, Jasper, Tenn., and Emory (Ga.) College; graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Birmingham, Ala.; returned to Jasper, Tenn., in 1915; moved to Winchester, Tenn., in 1919 and continued the practice of law; district attorney general of the eighteenth circuit of Tennessee 1923-1939, when he resigned, having previously been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 8, 1938, for the term ending January 3, 1943, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nathan L. Bachman, but, preferring to continue as district attorney general, did not assume his senatorial duties until January 16, 1939; reelected in 1942 and served from January 16, 1939, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; chairman, Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Seventy-ninth Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Nashville, Tenn., October 10, 1972; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Winchester, Tenn.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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