S.W. Stewart

Seth Whitaker Stewart

Full Name: Seth Whitaker Stewart
Date of birth: December 15, 1849
Date of death: March 20, 1925

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 14 Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 20 Jan 14, 1879 - Jul 23, 1879 16th (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Cooper / Delta   Delta, Fannin, Lamar
H 20 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (8)   Democrat Cooper / Delta   Delta, Fannin, Lamar

(1) Newly elected members were sworn on April 6, 1882, including: "Owen Brown, Hal Geiger, Seth Stewart and T. P. Rodrigues [sic]." "Special session of the Seventeenth Legislature," p. 1, 4/7/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Stewart attended the Democratic State Convention in August 1880, p. 1, 8/12/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Assumed democrat based on party affiliation in other sessions, service in Confederate Army, attendance at party conventions, or information included in biographical sketches. Legislative Reference Library.
(4) Seth W. Stewart, in special election 9/17/1881, succeeded Wilburn H. King, resigned 7/22/1881. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Seth W. Stewart resigned 7/23/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(8) Democrat. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Seth W. Stewart, mentioned in biographical sketch of brother James M. Stewart, pp. 793-794. Parents James M. Stewart and Mary Whittaker. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Seth W. Stewart, birth date 12/15/1849 in Kentucky, death date 3/20/1925 in Downey, Los Angeles County, California, retired attorney, father James Stewart, mother Mary Whitaker, wife Nellie B. Stewart. FamilySearch. California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • Seth W. Stewart (1849-1925), Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Seth W. Stewart, "Former Lawyer Here Dies in Los Angeles," 3/22/1925, p. 13. "Stewart moved from Fort Worth about 15 years ago . . . He came to Fort Worth in 1883 from Sulphur Springs." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Seth Whitaker Stewart, birth date 12/15/1849 in Spencer, Kentucky; marriage to Nellie Beatrice Stewart 8/8/1878 in Cooper, Delta County, Texas; death date 3/20/1925 in Los Angeles County, California. Family group sheet. Montgomery and Rowntree Families and Genealogy.
  • Death notice, Seth W. Stewart, "Former Solon Dies," The Fresno Morning Republican (Fresno, California), 3/23/1925, p. 1. Former member of the Texas state legislature. Newspapers.com.


  • Photograph. S.W. Stewart, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
16th R.S. - 1879
Division of Committee Rooms  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
Revised Civil Code, Select  
15th R.S. - 1876
Capitol Grounds, Accounts of Superintendent F. Voigt  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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