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About David Stewart, U.S. Senator
David Stewart (September 13, 1800 – January 5, 1858) was a U.S. Senator.
Stewart was born in Baltimore, Maryland, completed preparatory studies, and attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He graduated from Union College of Schenectady, New York in 1819. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1821, and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 1849, Stewart was appointed as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson and served from December 6, 1849, to January 12, 1850, when a successor was elected. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy, and resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore soon thereafter. He died in Baltimore, and is interred in the Stewart vault in the "Old Westminster" Burying Ground.
David Stewart, s. John/Helene West, born 13 Sep 1800, in Baltimore, married-1 Mary Adelaide Morton, half-sister to Mrs Susan Bonaparte, and she was the mother of four children -- John, Charles Morton, Sarah and David, who died young. Mary Adelaide (Morton) Stewart died May 1834, after nine years of married life. David married-2 Priscilla Pinkney. He had widespread interests. In 1838 he was elected a member of the Maryland state senate, and in 1849 he was a United States senator, thus acquiring the title of "Hon". He was a Catholic. He died 5 Jan 1858. Children: John, 1826 Charles Morton, 12 July 1828, died 13 Aug 1900 Sarah, died young David, died young.