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Percy Hamilton STEWART

(1867-1951)

STEWART, Percy Hamilton, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 10, 1867; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale College in 1890 and from Columbia Law School, New York City in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City; mayor of Plainfield, N.J., in 1912 and 1913; chairman of the Union County Democratic committee in 1914 and of the Washington Rock Park Commission of New Jersey 1915-1921; member of the New Jersey State Board of Education 1919-1921 and of the New Jersey State Highway Commission 1923-1929; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ernest R. Ackerman and served from December 1, 1931, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for renomination in 1932, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1941; died in Plainfield, N.J., June 30, 1951; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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

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