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John D. Stewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Nathaniel J. Hammond
Succeeded by Leonidas F. Livingston
Personal details
Born (1833-08-02)August 2, 1833
near Fayetteville, Georgia
Died January 28, 1894(1894-01-28) (aged 60)
Griffin, Georgia
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Branch/service  Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Confederate States of America Captain.png Captain
Unit Flag of Georgia non official.svg Thirteenth Georgia Regiment

John David Stewart (August 2, 1833 – January 28, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born near Fayetteville, Georgia, Stewart attended the common schools and Marshall College, Griffin, Georgia. Stewart taught school for two years in Griffin, Georgia. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Griffin, Georgia. He served as Probate Judge of Spalding County from 1858 to 1860, and as a lieutenant and the captain in the Thirteenth Georgia Regiment of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.

After the Civil War, Stewart served as member of the State House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867. He then studied theology, and was ordained as a minister of the Baptist Church in 1871. He served as mayor of Griffin in 1875 and 1876, and as Judge of the Superior Court from 7 November 1879 to 1 January 1886, when he resigned to become a candidate for Congress.

Stewart was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891), although was unsuccessful in renomination in 1890. He returned to practice law until his death in Griffin, Georgia, 28 January 1894. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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