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David STUART

(1816-1868)

STUART, David, a Representative from Michigan; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 12, 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; moved to Chicago, Ill.; enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Forty-second Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, July 22, 1861; colonel of the Fifty-fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, October 31, 1861; appointed brigadier general of Volunteers November 29, 1862, but the Senate declined to confirm the nomination March 11, 1863; resigned April 3, 1863; resumed the practice of law in Detroit, Mich., and died there September 12, 1868; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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