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Jacob Henry STEWART

(1829-1884)

STEWART, Jacob Henry, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Clermont, Columbia County, N.Y., January 15, 1829; moved with his parents to Peekskill, N.Y.; attended the common schools and was graduated from Phillips Academy, Peekskill; attended Yale College; studied medicine and was graduated from the University Medical College of New York City in 1851; commenced the practice of medicine in Peekskill, N.Y.; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1855; medical officer of Ramsey County in 1856; member of the State senate in 1858 and 1859; during the Civil War served as a surgeon in the Union Army in 1861; surgeon general of the State of Minnesota 1857-1863; mayor of St. Paul in 1864, 1868, and 1872-1874; postmaster of St. Paul 1865-1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; surveyor general of Minnesota 1879-1882; resumed the practice of medicine in St. Paul, Minn., and died there August 25, 1884; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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