Biography of Edwin C. Stewart
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Stewart, Edwin C., was born in the town of Newfield, March 8, 1864, only son of D. B. Stewart. He was educated in the public and High School of Ithaca, and was for three years one of the proprietors of the Ithaca Cigar Manufacturing Co., afterwards conducting the John L. Whiton bakery for three years. Since 1890 he has been a member of the firm of D. B. Stewart & Co. Mr. Stewart is a Republican in politics and an active worker in the party, for four years being chairman of the Republican County Committee. In the fall of 1892 he was nominated by the party to represent his district in the State Assembly, and elected by a majority of 700. In legislative session 1893-94 he was a member of the Ways and Means, and Printing Committees. He offered the bill creating the State Veterinary College in Cornell, which was passed, appropriating $50,000. He also introduced the bill making appropriation to improve Cayuga Inlet; a bill amending the military code in the interest of the Sons of Veterans; a bill permitting villages to create electric light plants, and other important measures. He is a member of Hobasco Lodge No. 716, F. & A. M., Eagle Chapter and Ithaca Council, St. Augustine Commandery. He is also a K. of P., and for eight years has been connected with the Tornado Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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