US Con -Stewart, William Morris - U.S. Senator, NV

William Morris Stewart:
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Born: August 9, 1827
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Birthplace: Lyons Wayne County New York
Father: Frederick Augustus Stewart 1791 – 1881
Mother: Miranda Morris 1803 – 1874

1st​ Wife: Annie Foote 1835 – 1902
(Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma California)

2nd​ Wife: Mary Agnes Atchison 1858 – 1929
(Buried: Madison Historic Cemetery Madison Georgia)

Children:
Elizabeth Foote “Bessie” Stewart Hooker 1856 – 1936
(Buried: Cimetiere de Cap – d’Ail Cap – d’Ail France)
Annie Stewart De Romero 1861 – 1890
(Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma California)
Mary Isabelle Stewart Payson 1873 – 1953
(Buried: Cimitero Evangelico degli Allori Florence Italy)


Political Party: Republican Party and Silver Party


Education:

Attended Lyons Union School
Attended West Farmington Academy
1849 – 1850: Attended Yale College

Occupation before War:
Math Teacher at Lyons Union School
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Gold Miner in Nevada County California
Attorney in Nevada City California
1852: District Attorney in Nevada City California
1854: California State Attorney General
1860: Moved to Virginia City Nevada Territory

Civil War Career:
Involved in early mining litigation
One of the Developers of Comstock lode
1861: Member of Nevada Territorial Council
1863: Member of Nevada State Constitutional Convention
1865 – 1875: United States Senator from Nevada
1865: Took office on February 1st​ during American Civil War
1865: Ranking Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1875: United States Senator from Nevada
1865 – 1869: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1865 – 1875: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1868: One of the authors of the Fifteenth Amendment
1868: Voted in favor of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
1869 – 1871: Chairman of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1871 – 1873: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1871: Declined seat on the United States Supreme Court
1873: His Partial residence Stewart’s Castle built in Washington D.C.
1875 – 1887: Attorney in California and Nevada
1887 – 1905: United States Senator from Nevada
1887 – 1889: Chairman of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Territories Committee
1891 – 1893: Member of Senate Appropriations Committee
1891 – 1893: Chairman of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1891 – 1893: Member of Senate Territories Committee
1895 – 1897: Chairman of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1895 – 1899: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1897 – 1901: Ranking Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1899 – 1901: Ranking Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1901 – 1905: Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1901 – 1905: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee
1902: At the Hague with connection Mexican – American arbitration
1904: Declined to run for reelection to U.S. Senate
Co – Founder of the City of Chevy Chase Maryland



Died:
April 23, 1909
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 81 years old
Former Burial Place: Laurel Hill Cemetery San Francisco California
Burial Place: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma California
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
Being as how the state of Nevada never had a Senator before Stewart they had to determine his term and when it would expire. It was determined by lot that his term as senator would end in 1869. But he was reelected and remained in Washington until 1875. But he would return for 3 more terms starting in 1887.
 
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