John Todd Stuart

John Todd Stuart

Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Nov 1885 (aged 78)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 24
Memorial ID 19558 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Lawyer. He was one of the first lawyers to establish a practice in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln studied law under Stuart and became his first partner in 1837. Before this, Stuart had served in the Black Hawk War, as a major of a battalion in which Lincoln commanded a company. Also, the two had roomed together at Vandalia in 1834. Stuart served as titular head of the Whig party of Sangamon County and as such served 2 terms as State Representative, 3 terms in the U.S. Congress, and one term as a State Senator.

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