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William M. Stewart


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
06-07-1854 Democratic Attorney General 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 9,1827 in Wayne County, New York
Died: April 23, 1909 in Washington, DC

1852-1854: District Attorney, Carson City, Utah Territory [now Nevada]
1861: Councilmember, Nevada Territorial Legislature (now the State Senate)
1864: Representative, Nevada Territorial Legislature
1863: Delegate, Nevada State Constitutional Convention
1864-1875: Member, United States Senate [Nevada]*
1887-1905: Member, United States Senate [Nevada]

  • Stewart was Nevada's first U.S. Senator.
  • "The William M. Stewart School was a training school for school teachers (Normal School) at the University of Utah from 1891 to 1965. [Source]
  • Interred at the Laurel Hill Mound in Cypress Lawn Cemetery (Colma)

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Selected Officers of the Nevada Legislature by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau (2010)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []