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William Rhinelander Stewart, American humanitarian. Member Company K, 7th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1871-1879; member Citizens’ Committee of Seventy which elected Mayor Strong, 1894. Episcopalian.


Stewart, William Rhinelander was born on December 3, 1852 in New York, United States. Son of Lispenard and Mary Rogers (Rhinelander) Stewart.


Anthon’s and Charlier’s schools, New York. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia School of Law, 1873. Master of Arts, honoris causa, Columbia, 1913.


Practiced law for several years in office of Platt, Gerard & Buckley. Retired from practice to devote attention as executor, trustee, or to works of philanthropy. President Rhinelander Real Estate Company, since 1908.

Trustee Greenwich Savings Bank, since 1893. Director Corn Exchange Bank, since 1897. Appointed by Governor Cornell commissioner for 1st Judicial District on State Board of Charities, May 31, 1882, and has served continuously (president of board for 25 years).

Organizer, 1900, of State Conference Charities and Correction (president 1903). An organizer New York City Conference Charities and Correction, 1910. Chairman state commission for establishment of Letchworth Village (farm colony for the feeble minded).

Identified with other charitable instns. Elected president 25th National Conference Charities and Correction, New York, 1898 (medal struck by American Numismatic Society and only copy in gold presented Mr. Stewart by Committee of One Hundred).

Originator, 1889, and treasurer of committee which erected Washington Arch, Washington Square, New York, and transferred same to Mayor Strong at public ceremonies, May 4, 1895.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Philanthropic Works of Josephine Shaw Lowell, 1911. Grace Church and Old New York, 1924.


Member Company K, 7th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1871-1879. Member Citizens’ Committee of Seventy which elected Mayor Strong, 1894. Episcopalian.


Lispenard Stewart

Mary Rogers (Rhinelander) Stewart