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John STEWART

(1795-1860)

STEWART, John, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Chatham, Conn., February 10, 1795; completed preparatory studies; became engaged in shipbuilding and in the mercantile business in Middle Haddam; member of the State house of representatives in 1830; served in the State senate 1832-1837; judge of the county court of Middletown; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed shipbuilding pursuits; again a member of the State senate in 1846; again served in the house of representatives in 1854; died in Chatham, Middlesex County, Conn., September 16, 1860; interment in Union Hill Cemetery at Middle Haddam, Chatham, Conn.

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

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