Stuart was born in New York, either near Waterloo, New York, or in Columbia County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832, and commenced practice in Waterloo. He moved to Michigan in 1835 and settled in Kalamazoo. He was a member of the state house of representatives in 1842 and was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 2nd District to the 30th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward Bradley. He served from December 6, 1847, to March 3, 1849 and was defeated for reelection in 1848. He was elected to the 32nd Congress, serving from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853. He chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State in the 32nd Congress.
During the Civil War, Stuart raised and equipped the Thirteenth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel, but he had to resign due to ill health.
Stuart died in Kalamazoo and is interred in Mountain Home Cemetery. His home in Kalamazoo at 427 Stuart Ave. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The surrounding Stuart Area Historic District is also listed.
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Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Maria Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland, commonly known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie".
Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart who was in turn the son of King James II of England, Scotland and Ireland, who had been deposed in 1688.
Charles had hoped to be supported by a French fleet but this was badly damaged by storms and he was left to raise an army in Scotland.
Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland, commonly known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie".
Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart, the "Old Pretender", who was in turn the son of King James II of England, Scotland and Ireland, who had been deposed in 1688.
Despite his strong associations with Scotland, Charles was born in Rome, Italy, and brought up there with his father who was in exile having failed to regain the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland from which his own father, King James II of England, had been deposed in 1688.
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