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James Augustus Stewart
Birth: Nov. 24, 1808
Madison
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1879
Cambridge
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA

Us Congressman. He attended Dorchester County schools and Franklin College in Baltimore, studied law with a Baltimore attorney, and began a practice in Cambridge in 1829. Stewart was also active in several business ventures, including shipbuilding and home construction. In 1838 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the US House of Representatives, and he served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1843 to 1845. Stewart was a Delegate to the Democratic national convention in 1844. From 1854 to 1855 he was a Judge of the Maryland Circuit Court. In 1854 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served three terms, 1855 to 1861. In his second term Stewart was Chairman of the Committee on Patents. He was also a delegate to the Democratic national convention in 1856. He did not run for reelection in 1860 and returned to practicing law in Cambridge. In 1867 Stewart was elected a Judge of the state Court of Appeals and Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court that included Dorchester County, positions he was still serving in at his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Stewart (1779 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Sophia Eccleston Stewart (1816 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Stewart (____ - 1896)*
  Rebecca Stewart (____ - 1922)*
  Clara Stewart (1843 - 1846)*
  Josephine Stewart (1844 - 1903)*
  James Augustus Stewart (1844 - 1845)*
  Charles Augustus Stewart (1848 - 1850)*
  Alfred H. Stewart (1848 - 1931)*
  Linda Stewart (1850 - 1852)*
  Donald Stewart (1852 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Augustus Stewart (1808 - 1879)
  Joseph Stewart (1814 - 1862)*
  Levin W. Stewart (1814 - 1857)*
  John Trevallion Stewart (1816 - 1882)*
  William Henry Stewart (1818 - 1903)*
  Francis Asbury Stewart (1822 - 1900)*
  Rachael Ann Stewart Tubman (1827 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery
Cambridge
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25849193
James Augustus Stewart
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