James F. Stewart

James Fleming Stewart ( born June 15, 1851 in Paterson, New Jersey; † January 21, 1904 ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1903 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Stewart attended both public and private schools. After a subsequent law degree from the City University of New York and his 1870 was admitted to the bar he began to work in New York City in this profession. In 1875 he returned to Paterson, where he also practiced law. In the years 1890 to 1895 Stewart was employed by the Municipality of Paterson Police Department as a recorder Criminal Magistrate. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Stewart was the fifth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cornelius A. Cadmus on March 4, 1895. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1903 four legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War of 1898. Fell since 1897 Stewart was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Navy Department.

In 1902, James Stewart was not confirmed. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked as a lawyer. He died on January 21, 1904 in his native Paterson, where he was also buried.