Member Biography

Alexander Stewart 


Portrait: Rodearmel, Senate of Pa., 1905.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1901-1902       33 Republican
1903-1904       33 Republican
1905-1906       33 Republican
1907-1908       33 Republican


09/17/1843 - 01/12/1911

Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (R33) Franklin and Huntingdon Counties, 1901-1906 (R33) Adams and Franklin Counties 1907-1908 

Early Life:

Lieutenant Alexander Stewart, born September 17, 1843, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Alexander and Elizabeth Hammil Stewart; common schools education; Shippensburg Academy; enlisted, Lieutenant, Civil War, 1862-1865; moved, Colorado, engaged, freight over the plains; moved Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, engaged, farming, horses, coal, grain; chairman, Franklin County Republican Committee, 1897-1899; elected, Scotland, town burgess; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1901-1908; married, Nancy Elizabeth Hays, 1877 (d. 1897); died, January 12, 1911 (age 67 years, 3months 25 days), at home, disease of kidneys and lungs, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:  

Enlisted, August 1862, Company D, 130th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, private, nine-month duty, intense action, celebrated his birthday, Antietam, fought at Fredericksburg, muster-out, May 21, 1863. Re-enlisted with Company K., 1st Lieutenant, 201st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, August 28, 1864, mustered out, June 21, 1865, company commander.

Spent three years in Colorado, transporting freight by wagon across the plains; returned, Shippensburg, mercantile businesses, hardware store, involved grain and farming; moved to Scotland, 1874.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Charter member, Grand Army of the Republic, Housum Post 309, Chambersburg; member, Masonic Lodge 315, Shippensburg.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Franklin County Republican Committee, 1897-1899.

Elected Scotland, town burgess.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Franklin and Huntingdon Counties, 1901-1906, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams and Franklin Counties 1907-1908; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Forestry, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Military Affairs, Public Printing (Chairman), Mines and Mining, Public Grounds and Buildings, Railroads.    


Brother, Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice, Pennsylvania State Senator John Stewart, Franklin County, 1881-1884. 

John Stewart  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (  


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1905). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 987, 992-995, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.

People's Register (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Friday January 13, 1911, Page 1.

Alexander Stewart (1843-1911) - Find a Grave Memorial