John Stewart (Connecticut)
John Stewart ( born February 10, 1795 in Chatham, Connecticut, † September 16, 1860 ) was an American politician. Between 1843 and 1845 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After primary school, was John Stewart worked in shipbuilding and trade in Middle Haddam. Politically, he was a member of the founded by President Andrew Jackson Democratic Party. In 1830 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Connecticut; 1832-1837 he was a member of the State Senate. He was also a judge at the District Court in Middletown.
In the congressional elections of 1842 Stewart was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1843 the successor of William Whiting Boardman of the Whig party. But since he lost to Samuel D. Hubbard in the elections of 1844, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1845, inter alia by fierce debate about the connection between the time- independent of Mexico Republic of Texas to the United States was coined.
After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Stewart took his old job in shipbuilding again. In 1846 he was again in the Senate from Connecticut, 1854, he was again elected to the House of Representatives of the State. John Stewart died on 16 September 1860 in his birthplace of Chatham.