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Seth 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
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of parents James M. Stewart and Mary Whittaker, pp. 793-794. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biography, pp. 80-81. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, p. 258. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Pedigree resource file lists Seth Whitaker Stewart - birth date 12/15/1849; death date 3/20/1925; Father James M. Stewart; Mother Mary Catherine Whitaker. FamilySearch.
  • Family group sheet, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Seth Stewart, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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