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Charles Leslie Stewart

economist , educator

Charles Leslie Stewart, American educator, economist.


Stewart, Charles Leslie was born on September 3, 1890 in Moweaqua, Illinois, United States. Son of James Gray and Tryphena Margaret (Brooks) Stewart.


Bachelor of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1911, Doctor of Science, 1943. A.M., University of Illinois, 1912, Doctor of Philosophy., 1915, U. Berlin, 1914.


Instructor economics University of Illinois, 1915-1918. Professor economics U. Arkansas, 1918-1920. Associate to agricultural economist Bureau Agricultural Economics, Department Agriculture, 1921-1924.

Associate professor agricultural economics University of Illinois College Agriculture, Urbana, 1924-1935, professor, 1935-1959, emeritus professor from 1959, also head division land economics, department agricultural economics, chief in land economics Agricultural Experiment Station Cons. nat., government orgns., 1931-1959. Superintendent research project University of Illinois and Illinois Division highways, 1959-1960.


  • Author nat. farm export debenture plan, books, bulletins, from 1913. Co-author Land Use Information, 1966. Co-editor Modern Land Policy, 1960.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change education.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Member nat. advising committee Land Economics Institute. Member American Farm Economics Association, Land and Estate Cons. (manager), American Society Farm Mgrs. and Rural Appraisers, American Right-of-Way Association (nat. advising committee on land economics), Agricultural History Society, Economics History Association, International Conference Agricultural Economists, Nabor House, Artus, Pi Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Eta, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Delta Phi.

Member of committee on 1958 yearbook Land (Department Agriculture).


Married Ruth Want, August 12, 1916. Children: Mary Margaret (Mistress Richard A. Binfield), Charles Leslie, Barbara Jane (Mistress McDonald), James Kinley (deceased).

James Gray Stewart

Tryphena Margaret (Brooks) Stewart

Ruth Want

Mary Margaret Stewart (Mistress Richard A. Binfield)

Charles Leslie Stewart

Barbara Jane Stewart (Mistress McDonald)

James Kinley Stewart (deceased)