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David Wallace STEWART

(1887-1974)
Senate Years of Service:
1926-1927
Party:
Republican

STEWART, David Wallace, a Senator from Iowa; born in New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio, January 22, 1887; attended the common schools; graduated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1911; high school teacher and athletic coach 1911-1914; graduated from the law department of the University of Chicago in 1917; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Sioux City, Iowa; during the First World War served overseas as a first sergeant 1918-1919; discharged; resumed the practice of law in Sioux City, Iowa; president of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce in 1925; appointed August 7, 1926, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert B. Cummins, and was subsequently elected November 2, 1926, to complete the unexpired term ending March 3, 1927, and served from August 7, 1926, until March 3, 1927; was not a candidate for renomination in 1926; resumed the practice of law; president of the board of trustees of Morningside College 1938-1962; died in Sioux City, Iowa, February 10, 1974; interment in Logan Park Cemetery.

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

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