STEWART, John Wolcott, (1825 - 1915)

Senate Years of Service: 1908-1908
Party: Republican

STEWART, John Wolcott, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., November 24, 1825; graduated from the Middlebury Academy in 1846; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Middlebury, Vt.; prosecuting attorney of Addison County 1852-1854; member, State house of representatives 1856, 1865-1867, 1876, serving as speaker 1865-1867, 1876; member, State senate 1861-1862; Governor of Vermont 1870-1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890; engaged in the banking business at Middlebury; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate March 24, 1908, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Redfield Proctor and served from March 24, 1908, to October 21, 1908, when a successor was elected; retired from political life and active business pursuits and resided in Middlebury, Vt., until his death on October 29, 1915; interment in West Cemetery.