J. George Stewart
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J. George Stewart
J. George Stewart
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Architect of the Capitol

October 1, 1954 - May 24, 1970
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
David Lynn
George M. White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's At-large district

January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937
Wilbur L. Adams
William F. Allen
Personal details
Born(1890-06-02)June 2, 1890
Wilmington, Delaware
DiedMay 24, 1970(1970-05-24) (aged 79)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceWilmington, Delaware
Washington, D.C.
Alma materUniversity of Delaware
ProfessionCivil Engineer

John George Stewart (June 2, 1890 – May 24, 1970) was an American architect and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Republican Party, who served as U.S. Representative from Delaware and as Architect of the Capitol. He was known by his middle name.

Early life and family

Stewart was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He attended the public schools of Wilmington and the University of Delaware at Newark, Delaware. He worked in the landscape construction business from 1919 until 1942, during which time he was a member of the Delaware Athletic Commission from 1931 until 1934, and a commissioner on the Delaware Emergency Relief Commission in 1934.

Professional and political career

Stewart was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1934, defeating Democrat John C. Hazzard. He served in the Republican minority in the 74th Congress, and lost his bid for a second term in 1936 to Democrat, William F. Allen. Stewart served from January 3, 1935 until January 3, 1937, during the first administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ten years later he became a member of the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, and served there from 1947 until 1951. He was special engineer to the lands division of the United States Department of Justice and Corps of Engineers in 1952/1953, and was a civil engineer in Hollywood, Florida in 1954. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to be Architect of the Capitol, and he served in that position from October 1, 1954 until his death.

Death and legacy

Stewart died[1] in Washington D.C. and is buried in the Lower Brandywine Cemetery, near Centerville, Delaware.


Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives take office January 3 and have a two-year term.

Public Offices
Office Type Location Began office Ended office notes
U.S. Representative Legislature Washington, D.C. January 3, 1935 January 3, 1937
United States Congressional service
Dates Congress Chamber Majority President Committees Class/District
1935-1937 74th U.S. House Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt at-large
Election results
Year Office Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
1934 U.S. Representative J. George Stewart Republican 52,468 53% John C. Hazzard Democratic 45,927 46%
1936 U.S. Representative J. George Stewart Republican 55,664 44% William F. Allen Democratic 65,485 52%


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