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Alexander Stewart


Photo credit:

Portrait: Rodearmel, Senate of Pa., 1905.

 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1901-1902 33 Republican
1903-1904 33 Republican
1905-1906 33 Republican
1907-1908 33 Republican
 Counties   Franklin, Huntingdon

Biography

09/17/1843 - 01/12/1911

Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (R33) Franklin and Huntingdon Counties, 1901-1908

Early Life:

Alexander Stewart, born September 17, 1843, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Alexander and Elizabeth Hammil Stewart; common schools education; Shippensburg Academy; enlisted, Lieutenant, Civil War, 1862-1865; moved Colorado, engaged, freight over the plains; moved Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, engaged, farming, horses, coal, grain; chair, Franklin County Republican Committee, 1897-1899; elected Scotland, town burgess; elected Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1901-1908; married, Nancy Elizabeth Hays, 1877 (d. 1897); died, January 12, 1911, at home Chambersburg, (age 67 years, 3months 25 days) disease of kidneys and lungs; interment, Shippensburg. (No other information, available)

Early Career:  

Enlisted, August 1862, Company D, 130th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, private, nine-month duty, intense action, celebrated his birthday, Antietam, fought at Fredericksburg, muster-out, May 21, 1863. Re-enlisted with Company K., 1st Lieutenant, 201st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, August 28, 1864, mustered out, June 21, 1865, company commander.

Spent three years in Colorado, transporting freight by wagon across the plains; returned, Shippensburg, mercantile businesses, hardware store, involved grain and farming; moved to Scotland, 1874.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Charter member, Grand Army of the Republic, Housum Post 309, Chambersburg; member, Masonic Lodge 315, Shippensburg.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Franklin County Republican Committee, 1897-1899.

Elected Scotland, town burgess.

Elected Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Franklin and Huntingdon Counties, 1901-1908, Chair, Public Printing; member, Agriculture, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Forestry, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Military Affairs, Mines and Mining, Public Grounds and Buildings and Railroads Committees.    

Legacy:

Brother, John Stewart, Franklin County Senator (33rd district 1881-1884), gubernatorial candidate, and Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justices. 

 Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1905) Miller, H.P., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963, 987 and 992-995.

People's Register (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Friday January 13, 1911, Page 1