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Corporation executive , lawyer.

Robert Wright Stewart, American corporation executive, lawyer. member South Dakot Senate, 1899-1903; Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association.

Background

Stewart, Robert Wright was born on March 11, 1866 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Son of William and Eliza Mills (Lucore) Stewart.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Coe College, Iowa, 1886. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1888. Doctor of Laws, Blackburn College, 1922, Coe College, 1927.

Career

By first marriage) Robert Giffen, James Wright. State’s attorney, Hughes County, South Dakot, 1893-1895. Supreme Court reporter, 1893-1898.

Member South Dakot Senate, 1899-1903. General attorney, 1907-1915, general counsel. May 1, 1915-October 1918, and Chairman, Board Of Directors Standard Oil Corporation of Indiana, Chicago, 1918-1929.

Director Hanover Fire Insurance Company, Fulton Fire Insurance Company (New York), National City Bank (New York), 1921-1931, Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company (Chicago), 1918-1934. Major 3d United States Vol. Cavalry (”Rough Riders”).

May-October 1898; colonel 4th Regiment, South Dakot National Guard, 1899-1907.

Membership

Member South Dakot Senate, 1899-1903. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association. Clubs: Chicago, University, Racquet, Commercial, Saddle and Cycle (Chicago).

Connections

Married Maude Bradley Elliott, July 14, 1906. Children: Donald William, John Eliliott.

father:
William Stewart

mother:
Eliza Mills (Lucore) Stewart

spouse:
Maude Bradley Elliott

children:
Donald William Stewart

John Eliliott Stewart