James Stewart (North Carolina)

James Stewart ( born November 11, 1775 in Scotland, † December 29, 1821 in Laurinburg, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1818 and 1819 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Stewart first attended school in his native Scotland. Later he emigrated to the United States where he settled in Richmond County, North Carolina. In his new home he worked in commerce and agriculture. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Federalist Party. In 1798 and 1799 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Between 1802 and 1804, and again from 1813 to 1815 he was a member of the State Senate.

In a by-election to the seventh seat of North Carolina Stewart was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 January 1818. Until March 3, 1819 he ended the opened legislature of his predecessor in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Stewart took his previous activities in trade and in agriculture again. He died on December 29, 1821 near Laurinburg.