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David STEWART

(1800-1858)
Senate Years of Service:
1849-1850
Party:
Whig

STEWART, David, a Senator from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., September 13, 1800; completed preparatory studies; attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1819; studied law; admitted to the bar about 1821 and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; 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; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore, Md., where he died January 5, 1858; interment in the Stewart vault in “Old Westminster” Burying Ground.

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

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