Oliver W. Stewart

Oliver Stewart was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1902, on the Prohibition ticket,   He was considered to be the most effective pro-Prohibition member of the Illinois legislature.
     Stewart was born in Mercer County, Illinois in 1867.  A graduate of Eureka College, he was a church pastor and leader of the (Illinois) Christian Endeavor Union.
     He served as Chairman of the Prohibition National Committee from 1900 until 1905.

                                                    -- Gammon, 2007, pp.67-68