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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Stewart (1851-1925)

Cleric, educator.

Born in Albion Township, Ontario on 18 June 1851, he graduated from Victoria University (Toronto) in 1879 and came to Manitoba shortly afterwards. For 10 years he did organizational work for the Methodist Church in southern Manitoba, based at Crystal City, and served as a public school inspector for Turtle Mountain and Souris River. He was an advocate of a uniform public-school system for the province. In 1889 he became pastor of Fort Rouge Methodist Church in Winnipeg, and in 1890 he took on the chair of systematic theology, Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis at Wesley College. He acted as Principal of Wesley College from 1912 to 1915. A recognized expert on church law and policy, he was an advocate of church union. He was given honorary doctorates by the University of Winnipeg (1899) and the University of Manitoba (1922). After a long illness, he died in Winnipeg on 22 March 1925 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Dr. Andrew Stewart, Wesley College, dies,” newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2014

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