J. George Stewart
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John George Stewart (June 2, 1890 – May 24, 1970) was an American architect and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Republican Party, who served as U.S. Representative from Delaware and as Architect of the Capitol. He was known by his middle name.
J. George Stewart
|Architect of the Capitol|
October 1, 1954 – May 24, 1970
|Preceded by||David Lynn|
|Succeeded by||George M. White|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Delaware's At-large district
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
|Preceded by||Wilbur L. Adams|
|Succeeded by||William F. Allen|
|Born||June 2, 1890|
|Died||May 24, 1970 (aged 79)|
|Alma mater||University of Delaware|
Early life and familyEdit
Stewart was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He attended the public schools of Wilmington and the University of Delaware at Newark, Delaware. He worked in the landscape construction business from 1919 until 1942, during which time he was a member of the Delaware Athletic Commission from 1931 until 1934, and a commissioner on the Delaware Emergency Relief Commission in 1934.
Professional and political careerEdit
Stewart was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1934, defeating Democrat John C. Hazzard. He served in the Republican minority in the 74th Congress, and lost his bid for a second term in 1936 to Democrat, William F. Allen. Stewart served from January 3, 1935 until January 3, 1937, during the first administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Ten years later he became a member of the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, and served there from 1947 until 1951. He was special engineer to the lands division of the United States Department of Justice and Corps of Engineers in 1952/1953, and was a civil engineer in Hollywood, Florida in 1954. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to be Architect of the Capitol, and he served in that position from October 1, 1954 until his death.
Death and legacyEdit
Stewart died in Washington D.C. and is buried in the Lower Brandywine Cemetery, near Centerville, Delaware.
Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives take office January 3 and have a two-year term.
|Office||Type||Location||Began office||Ended office||notes|
|U.S. Representative||Legislature||Washington, D.C.||January 3, 1935||January 3, 1937|
|United States Congressional service|
|1935–1937||74th||U.S. House||Democratic||Franklin D. Roosevelt||at-large|
|1934||U.S. Representative||J. George Stewart||Republican||52,468||53%||John C. Hazzard||Democratic||45,927||46%|
|1936||U.S. Representative||J. George Stewart||Republican||55,664||44%||William F. Allen||Democratic||65,485||52%|
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Delaware and U.S. History
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Wilbur L. Adams
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large congressional district
William F. Allen
| Architect of the Capitol
George M. White