Andrew J. Stewart


ANDREW J. STEWART, mayor of Toronto, was born in Allegheny county, Penn., July 4, 1835. He is a son of William D. Stewart, who was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel Stewart, a native of Ireland. William Stewart was reared in Pennsylvania and there engaged in farming, which was the vocation of his life. He was married to Martha J. Mateer, a native of New Jersey, by whom he had six sons and two daughters. The father died in his eighty-eighth year in Jefferson county, whither he moved and settled at Fairview in 1868. The mother also is deceased. Andrew J. Stewart was first occupied in the river trade, running between Pittsburgh and Louisville, in which he continued until 1883, when he embarked in mercandise at Toronto. Two years later he was appointed postmaster, and he held that position four years, to the entire satisfaction of the patrons of the office. In 1889 he was elected to his present position as mayor of Toronto. Mr. Stewart is a democrat in politics, prominent in his party, and he is a member of the Masonic order. He has been a resident of Toronto twenty-one years, being an old settler of that young but flourishing city, and during that period has become highly esteemed by all with whom he has been associated.

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