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After leaving Wesleyan, Mrs. Stewart did graduate work at Boston University School of Theology, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and Union Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church and the only woman in the history of Congress to serve as guest chaplain of the House of Representatives. She taught for 11 years at the Conference on Religious Education at Northfield, Massachusetts. After serving as president of the Chicago Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and as a member of the national board, she became the League's national legislative secretary, a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. She retired in 1964, but continues to work as a legislative and branch liaison.She has traveled widely in this country and abroad.