Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes

Life Span
to
Full name
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Family
Alexander Stuart (father), Eleanor Briscoe Stuart (mother), Francis C. Payton Stuart (wife)
Education
University of Virginia
William & Mary
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Government
Fillmore Administration (1850-53)
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
STUART, Alexander Hugh Holmes, (cousin of Archibald Stuart), a Representative from Virginia; born in Staunton, Va., April 2, 1807; attended Staunton Academy and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Staunton; member of the State house of delegates 1836-1839; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; served as Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Fillmore from September 16, 1850, to March 6, 1853; member of the State senate 1857-1861; member of the State secession convention in 1861; delegate to the National Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia in 1866; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1865 but was not admitted; chairman of the committee of nine, which was instrumental in restoring Virginia to the Union in 1870; member of the State house of delegates from 1874 to 1877; rector of the University of Virginia from 1874 to 1882; president of the Virginia Historical Society; resumed the practice of law; died in Staunton, Va., February 13, 1891; interment in Thornrose Cemetery.
"Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001030.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Hitchcock, William S. "The Limits of Southern Unionism: Virginia Conservatives and the Gubernatorial Election of 1859." Journal of Southern History 47, no 1 (1981): 57-72. view record
Robertson, Alexander F. Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, 1807-1891: A Biography. Richmond: The William Byrd Press, 1925. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12426.