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How to pronounce William Morris Stewart (American English/US)  - PronounceNames.com
How to pronounce William Morris Stewart (American English/US) - PronounceNames.com
Published: 2015/01/30
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William Stewart Attorney At Law - Webster Groves, MO
William Stewart Attorney At Law - Webster Groves, MO
Published: 2010/08/09
Channel: yellowbook
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Top 10 Acting Agencies
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: The Actors Academy
William Morris at Harthill Morris 40th Anniversary
William Morris at Harthill Morris 40th Anniversary
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: stewart ward
Behind the Scenes: William Holden in "Wild Rovers" with Ryan O
Behind the Scenes: William Holden in "Wild Rovers" with Ryan O'Neal
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: A Word on Entertainment
Bob Stewart MP: teacher told my son
Bob Stewart MP: teacher told my son's classmates not to speak to him because of my job
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: The Telegraph
Magic Town - 1947 - James Stewart - Jane Wyman - SDC FILMS
Magic Town - 1947 - James Stewart - Jane Wyman - SDC FILMS
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: ScorpionTelevision
William Deresiewicz On Disadvantages Of An Elite Education
William Deresiewicz On Disadvantages Of An Elite Education
Published: 2014/09/06
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Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with "Saved By The Bell" Cast
Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with "Saved By The Bell" Cast
Published: 2015/02/05
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Paul Williams and Marty Stuart - What Was I Supposed To Do
Paul Williams and Marty Stuart - What Was I Supposed To Do
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: James Stiltner
New Rule: What If Obama Said It? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
New Rule: What If Obama Said It? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Real Time with Bill Maher
Interview with Dr. William R. Morris, Ph.D.
Interview with Dr. William R. Morris, Ph.D.
Published: 2010/02/25
Channel: TCMTodayTV
Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart '32 on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1982
Published: 2016/11/17
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Bill Mo Freshers 2014
Bill Mo Freshers 2014
Published: 2014/12/18
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Morris Minor Rear spring installation
Morris Minor Rear spring installation
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: Grant Stewart
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Javier Nichols - 'Richard Wagner and his influence on England'
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: London Forum
The Best Person to Know | Lynne Stewart | TEDxUTSC
The Best Person to Know | Lynne Stewart | TEDxUTSC
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: TEDx Talks
POLITICAL THEORY - John Rawls
POLITICAL THEORY - John Rawls
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: The School of Life
State of Origin 2 2012 - Carney Break, Stewart Try 2
State of Origin 2 2012 - Carney Break, Stewart Try 2
Published: 2012/06/14
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1st Emmy to an agent Norman Brokaw, William Morris Endeavor, 2010
1st Emmy to an agent Norman Brokaw, William Morris Endeavor, 2010
Published: 2010/08/24
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William Kroger - Los Angeles Marijuana Lawyer | 323-655-5700
William Kroger - Los Angeles Marijuana Lawyer | 323-655-5700
Published: 2009/10/21
Channel: William K
William Powell in THE KENNEL MURDER CASE (1933)
William Powell in THE KENNEL MURDER CASE (1933)
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: The Video Cellar
Elizabeth Stewart does a Roadshow at the  Madonna Inn
Elizabeth Stewart does a Roadshow at the Madonna Inn
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: john flandrick
The Mountain Road 1960 Starring James Stewart Harry Morgan
The Mountain Road 1960 Starring James Stewart Harry Morgan
Published: 2017/09/25
Channel: mowerguy1 channel 2
Pastor Stewart Morris delivering a Birthday message.
Pastor Stewart Morris delivering a Birthday message.
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: Grays PhotoPlus
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 12/10/2012 Kristen Stewart, Sloane Crosley
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 12/10/2012 Kristen Stewart, Sloane Crosley
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson Archive
Al Jazeera TV America Meets Cheryl Shuman the Martha Stewart of Marijuana
Al Jazeera TV America Meets Cheryl Shuman the Martha Stewart of Marijuana
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: CherylShumanMedia
William Morris 2014
William Morris 2014
Published: 2014/11/25
Channel: RSOpticians
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Bill O'Reilly Enters The No Chill Zone
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
100 Lepers Healed in Bahamas Leper Colony! | Dr. William Ward
100 Lepers Healed in Bahamas Leper Colony! | Dr. William Ward
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!
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BRAIN CUT 1
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: The Royal College of Pathologists
Plainsman and the Lady 1946 Sam Colton as William Elliott Full Length Western Movie
Plainsman and the Lady 1946 Sam Colton as William Elliott Full Length Western Movie
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Robert Childress
Speaking at the 5th Annual Stafford-Morris Dinner in Giles County | Corey Stewart
Speaking at the 5th Annual Stafford-Morris Dinner in Giles County | Corey Stewart
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Corey Stewart
Stewart Lee braveheart
Stewart Lee braveheart
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: sepultribe026
The Canadians: Morris "Two Gun" Cohen
The Canadians: Morris "Two Gun" Cohen
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Historica Canada
Moonglow / Theme From Picnic By Morris Stoloff
Moonglow / Theme From Picnic By Morris Stoloff
Published: 2008/11/27
Channel: texpaco
To Know Ted Cruz Is To Wish You Didn
To Know Ted Cruz Is To Wish You Didn't
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
MADE FOR EACH OTHER (1939) James Stewart - Carole Lombard
MADE FOR EACH OTHER (1939) James Stewart - Carole Lombard
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Philipe Austin
1947 DISHONORED LADY - Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O
1947 DISHONORED LADY - Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe - Full movie
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: captainbijou.com
Tristan Mondala vs Daniel William Morris @ ABA Akld 6/11/15
Tristan Mondala vs Daniel William Morris @ ABA Akld 6/11/15
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: GladrapChannel
The Ballad of Little Jo - Teaser
The Ballad of Little Jo - Teaser
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: tworivertheater
1943 AERIAL GUNNER - Chester Morris, Richard Arlen - Full movie
1943 AERIAL GUNNER - Chester Morris, Richard Arlen - Full movie
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: captainbijou.com
Girl Meets World -Minkus-Angela-Shawn-Eric-Josh-Feeney
Girl Meets World -Minkus-Angela-Shawn-Eric-Josh-Feeney
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: butterfliesinreverse
Stephen Merchant | Norm Macdonald Live
Stephen Merchant | Norm Macdonald Live
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: Norm Macdonald
W. Stewart Horsley, MD
W. Stewart Horsley, MD
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: BaptistMedNews
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Fox Bill O'Reilly attacks Rumsfeld over Iraq
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: nsotd2
Glentoran v Portadown Irish Cup Final ~ Elliot Morris Interview
Glentoran v Portadown Irish Cup Final ~ Elliot Morris Interview
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: amcleanbookmakers
Clare Twomey: Time Present and Time Past
Clare Twomey: Time Present and Time Past
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: William Morris Gallery
Chace Morris - "Cirrhosis" (Rustbelt 2014)
Chace Morris - "Cirrhosis" (Rustbelt 2014)
Published: 2014/07/25
Channel: Button Poetry
Episode 02    "Agent Submissions" (Part 1)
Episode 02 "Agent Submissions" (Part 1)
Published: 2010/11/30
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William Stewart
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United States Senator
from Nevada
In office
February 1, 1865 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by William Sharon
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by James G. Fair
Succeeded by George S. Nixon
5th California Attorney General
In office
1854–1854
Preceded by John R. McConnell
Succeeded by William T. Wallace
Personal details
Born (1827-08-09)August 9, 1827
Galen, New York
Died April 23, 1909(1909-04-23) (aged 81)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican, Silver Republican (1893-1901)
Residence Virginia City
Profession Attorney

William Morris Stewart (August 9, 1827 – April 23, 1909) was an American lawyer and politician.

Biography[edit]

Stewart was born in Wayne County, New York. As a child he moved with his parents to Trumbull County, Ohio. As a young man he was a mathematics teacher in Ohio. In 1849 he began attending Yale University but left in 1850 to move to California. Like many young men during that time, he came to California because of the Gold Rush. He arrived in San Francisco, California and soon left to begin mining near Nevada City, California. In 1852 he stopped mining and decided to become a lawyer in Nevada City. He almost immediately became a district attorney, and served as attorney general of California briefly during 1854, at the age of 27.

In 1860 Stewart moved to Virginia City, Nevada where he participated in mining litigation and helped the development of the Comstock Lode. As Nevada was becoming a state in 1864, he helped the state develop its constitution. Stewart’s role as a lawyer and politician in Nevada has always been controversial. He was the territory’s leading lawyer in mining litigation, but his opponents accused him of bribing judges and juries.[1] Stewart accused the three Nevada territorial judges of being corrupt, and he barely escaped disbarment.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1864, Stewart was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican. He served in the Senate from 1865 until 1875 when he retired and practiced law again in Nevada and California.[3] In 1873, Stewart's palatial residence, nicknamed Stewart's Castle, was built in Washington, D.C. and became a center of the city's social scene.[4][5] He was elected to the Senate again in 1887 and reelected in 1893 and 1899. During the 1890s he left the Republican Party to join the Silver Party, which supported the Free Silver movement.[3] He caucused with the Silver Republicans

During his many years in the Senate, Stewart drafted or co-authored important legislation, including several mining acts and laws urging land reclamation by irrigation. Most famously, Stewart is given credit for authoring in 1868 the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution protecting voting rights regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. During his time as senator, Stewart received 50,000 acres of land for his service on the Committee on Pacific Railroads.[6] In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant offered Stewart a seat on the United States Supreme Court. Stewart declined. Stewart was also involved in an international scandal where he promoted the sale of a worthless worked out Emma Silver Mine at Alta, Utah for millions of pounds to unsuspecting English citizens.[7]

Post political career[edit]

Stewart retired from the Senate in 1905. He was a co-founder of the city of Chevy Chase, Maryland, along with Francis G. Newlands, a fellow Senator from Nevada.[8] Stewart remained in Washington, D.C. and died there four years later. He was cremated and the ashes were originally kept in Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco before being moved to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.[9] Note: According to the book Reminiscences of William M. Stewart (1908) in May 1905 he moved to the Bullfrog Mining District (Nevada) with his new wife and her daughter where he started a law firm and law library.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grant H. Smith, 1943, The History of the Comstock Lode, Univ. of Nevada Bulletin, v.37, n.3, p.69.
  2. ^ Dan Plazak, 2006, A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top, Salt Lake City: Univ. of Utah Press, ISBN 0-87480-840-5, p.26-27.
  3. ^ a b "Senators Who Changed Parties During Senate Service (Since 1890)". United States Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hansen, Stephen A. (2014). A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 31–44. ISBN 9781625850843. 
  5. ^ Goode, James M. (2003). Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings (Second Edition). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 96–97. ISBN 1-58834-105-4. 
  6. ^ Faragher, John Mack (2006). Out of Many: A History of the American People, 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. 505. 
  7. ^ E.G.D. (October 9, 1893). "New York Times". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ http://www.chevychasehistory.org/content/view/3/144/
  9. ^ William Morris Stewart (1827 - 1909) - Find A Grave Memorial

His story was dramatized in an early episode of the TV western series, "Death Valley Days."

External links[edit]

U.S. Senate
Preceded by
(none)
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
1865–1875
Served alongside: James W. Nye, John P. Jones
Succeeded by
William Sharon
Preceded by
James G. Fair
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Nevada
1887–1905
Served alongside: John P. Jones, Francis G. Newlands
Succeeded by
George S. Nixon
Legal offices
Preceded by
John R. McConnell
California Attorney General
1854
Succeeded by
William T. Wallace

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