James George Stewart was born in 1890 at Wilmington, Delaware. He was an American architect and politician. He was a member of the Republican Party an Architect of the Capitol. He was educated at the public schools of Wilmington and the University of Delaware at Newark, Delaware. He worked as a landscape constructor from 1919 until 1942. Stewart was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1934 and ten years later he became a member of the staff of the United States Senate Committee. He was special engineer to the lands division of the United States Department of Justice and Corps of Engineers and was a civil engineer in Hollywood. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to be Architect of the Capitol, and he served in that position from October 1, 1954 until his death. Stewart died in 1970 in Washington, D.C. and is buried in Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Delaware.