STEWART, William, (1810 - 1876)


STEWART, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., September 10, 1810; attended the public schools; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mercer, Pa.; member of the State senate; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Mercer, Pa., on October 17, 1876; interment in Mercer Cemetery.