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Thomas Elliott STEWART

(1824-1904)

STEWART, Thomas Elliott, a Representative from New York; born in New York City September 22, 1824; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the board of education in 1854; served in the State assembly in 1865 and 1866; member of the Republican State committee 1866-1868; elected as a Conservative Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in New York City; chairman of the Liberal Republican general committee of New York City in 1872; park commissioner of New York City 1874-1876; died in New York City on January 9, 1904; interment in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn.

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

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