STEWART, Andrew, (1791 - 1872)


STEWART, Andrew, (father of Andrew Stewart [1836-1903]), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., on June 11, 1791; received a good education; taught school; was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Uniontown; member of the state house of representatives 1815-1818; was appointed by President Monroe as United States attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania and served from 1818 to 1820, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1829); elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirtieth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination; affiliated with the Republican Party; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; largely interested in building and real estate until his death in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., July 16, 1872; interment in Union Cemetery.