Mr John (2) STEWART (1876 - 1957)**
- Date of Birth: 01/01/1876
- Place of Birth: Campbelltown, Argyllshire, Scotland
- Date of Death: 08/04/1957
- Place of Death: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||24 Sep 1941||8 Apr 1957||15yr(s) 6mth(s) 16day(s)|
|A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 24 September 1941, 18 December 1942 and 25 November 1954. Casual vacancy in 1941 elected for balance of term of service of Hon. M.P Dunlop, O.B.E, deceased.|
|Member of Select Committee on The Lollback Estate (Copmanhurst Land) Title Bill||1942||1944||2yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on The Newcastle Tattersall's Club Bill||1944||1945||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Printing Committee||1945||1958||13yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on Lismore City Council (Neilsen Park Exchange) Bill||1947||1948||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Library Committee||1948||1958||10yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on Trustee of Companies Bill||1950||1952||2yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on Municipality of North Sydney (Waverton Park) Bill||1952||1953||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on Great Synagogue, Sydney (Amendment) Bill||1953||1954||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
|Member of Select Committee on Newcastle and Northumberland Benevolent Society Dissolution Bill||1955||1956||1yr(s) 1day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), member of Socialisation Committee 1931 - 1933, member of central executive 1928 - 1929, 1939 - 1941, trustee 1951 - 1957, secretary of New South Wales branch and member of federal executive 1941 - 1950.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrician and union secretary. Arrived in Australia in 1912, worked as an electrician, for Mark Foy's department store; joined Electrical Trades' Union, appointed organiser 1931, secretary 1939 - 1941; member of Electrical Advisory Committee 1935 - 1945; secretary of New South Wales branch of Australian Labor Party 1941 - 1950; director of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited; delegate to United Nations conference, Paris in 1948; visited the United Kingdom in 1955.
Son of John Stewart, farmer, and Barbara Thompson. Married Blanche Ogillvie Macfarlane and had issue, 4 sons. Funeral at Eastern Suburbs from St Stephens Presbyterian Church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.