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Charles E. Stuart

Charles Edward Stuart
United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1859
Preceded by Alpheus Felch
Succeeded by Kinsley S. Bingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 2nd district
In office
December 6, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Edward Bradley
Succeeded by William Sprague
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by William Sprague
Succeeded by David A. Noble
Personal details
Born (1810-11-25)November 25, 1810
Waterloo, New York, US
Died May 19, 1887(1887-05-19) (aged 76)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Colonel
Unit 13th Michigan Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles Edward Stuart (November 25, 1810 – May 19, 1887) was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.


Stuart was born in New York, either near Waterloo, New York, or in Columbia County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832, and commenced practice in Waterloo. He moved to Michigan in 1835 and settled in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stuart was a member of the state house of representatives in 1842 and was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 2nd congressional district to the 30th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward Bradley. He served in the U.S.House from December 6, 1847, to March 4, 1849 and was defeated for reelection in 1848 by William Sprague. Two years later, he defeated Sprague by being elected to the 32nd Congress, serving from March 4, 1851 to March 4, 1853. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State in the 32nd Congress.

Stuart was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1852 and served in the 34th, 35th, and 36th Congresses from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1859. He was the President pro tempore of the Senate during the 34th Congress, and chairman of the Committee on Public Lands in the 34th and 35th Congresses. He did not seek reelection to the Senate but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan in

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