Charles E. Stuart

Charles Edward Stuart ( born November 25, 1810 Columbia County, New York, † May 19, 1887 in Kalamazoo, Michigan ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Michigan in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

After studying law Charles Stuart was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Waterloo. In 1835 he moved to Michigan and settled in Kalamazoo. His political career began in 1842 with membership of the House of Representatives from Michigan. After the death of Mr Edward Bradley Stuart was elected to succeed him in the House of Representatives of the United States. He represented there the 2nd Congressional District of Michigan on 6 December 1847 to March 3, 1849. Upon re-election attempt, he was defeated by Whig William Sprague, but he was able to defeat two years later, followed by another two years joined the House of Representatives.

Within the Congress joined Stuart on March 4, 1853 in the Senate, where he replaced Alpheus Felch. During his six years in office, he served on 9 and June 10, 1856 briefly as Senate president pro tempore. He did not applied for re-election in 1858 and ran unsuccessfully as governor of Michigan; won the election of Republican Moses Wisner.

As a result, Stuart began working again as a lawyer in Kalamazoo. In 1860 he was a delegate of his country to the Democratic National Convention. During the Civil War he placed a volunteer regiment of infantry, and was also appointed to the commander with the rank of Colonel, but had to resign due to health problems of this task.

Charles Stuart died in 1887 in Kalamazoo. His house in Stuart Avenue was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the surrounding the house of Stuart Area Historic District.