Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart

Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart

Birth
Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Feb 1891 (aged 83)
Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7685394 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Member. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1828, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Staunton, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1836-39) and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, serving (1841-43). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he served as Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Fillmore, (1850-53). He was a member of the Virginia State Senate (1857-61) and with the advent of the Civil War, he was a member of the Virginia State secession convention in 1861. After the war, he was instrumental in restoring Virginia to the Union in 1870 and a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1874-77). From 1882, until his death, he was a rector of the University of Virginia and president of the Virginia Historical Society.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (2 Apr 1807–13 Feb 1891), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7685394, citing Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .