John D. Stewart (politician)

John David Stewart (* August 2, 1833 in Fayetteville, Georgia, † January 28, 1894 in Griffin, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Stewart attended the public schools of his home and then the Marshall College in Griffin. In this city he subsequently taught for two years as a teacher. After studying law and its made ​​in 1856 admitted to the bar he began in Griffin to work in his new profession. Between 1858 and 1860 he was restructuring judge in Spalding County. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant and later captain of a consisting of soldiers from Georgia Regiment in the Confederate army.

After the war he began a career in politics as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1865 and 1867 was Stewart MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In addition, he was ordained after studying theology in 1871 for clergy of the Baptist church. In the years 1875 and 1876, Stewart served as mayor of Griffin. After that, he was from 1879 to 1886 Judge at the Superior Court

In the congressional elections of 1886, Stewart was in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nathaniel Job Hammond on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. In 1890, he was not nominated by his party for another term. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Stewart again worked as a lawyer. He died on January 28, 1894 in Griffin, where he was also buried.