ELECTED Convener of Dunbartonshire in room of the late Lord Overtoun, Mr. J. W. Stewart has long been well known in the public affairs of Glasgow. As one of the representatives of Blythswood Ward in Glasgow Town Council, he has been a member of a large number of Standing Committees, as well as convener of the Electricity Committee and of Sub-Committees on Finance and on Uninhabitable Houses. He has been the representative of Dunbartonshire County Council on the Clyde Trust, and has acted as sub-convener of this body's Law and Parliamentary Bills Committee. Before his election as convener, he had acted as vice-convener of Dunbartonshire, and there, as in Glasgow Town Council, has long had a high reputation for shrewdness and tact. Among other public offices he has been chairman of the Secondary Education Committee in Dunbartonshire since it was instituted some fifteen years ago. He has been a governor of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, and convener of its Finance Committee since it was instituted some fifteen years ago. And he has also been a member of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, and convener of its Finance Committee since it was founded. And he has also been a member of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, and convener of its Finance Committee since these committees were formed in Scotland, a few years ago, by order of the Scotch Education Department.
Mr. Stewart has literary and artistic tastes, and indulges in the pastimes of golf and curling. He was born in Rome.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)