Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from October 15, 1962, following his appointment, until he resigned November 8, 1971.
Born at Knoxville, Iowa, April 18, 1920. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the College of Law of the same institution in 1942, During World War II he was a pilot with the U.S. Naval Air Corps from 1943 to 1945. Thereafter he engaged in the general practice of law at Chariton, Iowa, from 1946 until coming on the Supreme Court, During this time he served as City Attorney [1947-1949] and later as a State Senator for eleven years.
Justice Stuart resigned from the Supreme Court after he was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa on November 1, 1971. From 1977 to 1985 he served as Chief Judge. Since 1986, he has served as a Senior Judge.