Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes

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    Full name
    Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart
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    Slave State
    Alexander Stuart (father), Eleanor Briscoe Stuart (mother), Francis C. Payton Stuart (wife)
    University of Virginia
    William & Mary
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    Political Parties
    Fillmore Administration (1850-53)
    US House of Representatives
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    Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (Congressional Biographical Directory)

    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,
    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,