STEWART, MACO (1896–1950). Maco Stewart, businessman, son of Maco and Lillian (Moore) Stewart, was born on October 28, 1896, at Galveston, Texas. After his graduation from the Texas Military Instituteqv in 1915, he attended Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, took a law degree from the University of Texas, and was admitted to the bar in 1921. During World War I Stewart served as a captain in the Marine Corps First Aviation Force. In Galveston he subsequently became successful in business, and his philanthropies were numerous. At one time he was president of Stewart Title Company of Texas, Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan, Gulf Coast Marine Ways, Stewart Petroleum Company, and Southland Hotel Company and a director of the American National Insurance Company. He served for several years on the state boards of education and vocational education. In 1942 he formed Texas Defense Industries for coordinating war industries with plants in Texas. Stewart married Virginia Kirkland on April 15, 1928; they had two children. On January 7, 1946, he married Virginia Beall. He was a member of the American Legion, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and the Texas State Historical Association. Stewart died at Galveston on December 16, 1950.
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