J. George Stewart

John George Stewart ( born June 2, 1890 in Wilmington, Delaware, † May 24 1970 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1935 and 1937 he represented the State of Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, George Stewart studied at the University of Delaware. Between 1919 and 1942 he worked as a landscape architect and 1931-1934 he was a member of the Sports Commission ( Athletic Commission ) of Delaware. In 1934 he was a member of the economic recovery Commission of that State.

Stewart was a member of the Republican Party. In 1934 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he replaced Wilbur L. Adams of the Democratic Party on 3 January 1935. But since he lost to William F. Allen already at the next election in 1936, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1937.

Between 1947 and 1951, Stewart was an administrative employee of a committee of the U.S. Senate, which dealt with matters of the District of Columbia. In the years 1952 and 1953 he worked as a landscape architect for the federal government. He then worked in the same profession on a private basis in Hollywood ( Florida). In 1954 he was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Architect of the Capitol. He was responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and expansion of the area around the Capitol in the capital Washington. This office he held until his death in 1970.