Educator, writer. Born– Jan. 20, 1915 in Selma, Ala. Parents– Horace H., II, and Mary (Craig)Stewart. Married– Patti ____ in 1939 (divorced, 1952); . Married– Lila Harper in 1960. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., M.A., 1950.   Served in the U.S. Army, WWII, 1941-45; discharged with the rank of major. Taught at University of Alabama, 1950-1964; moved to western North Carolina and continued writing. University of South Alabama established the John Craig Stewart Creative Writing Award, given annually to outstanding student writers; honorary editor and advisor to New Writers, New York Quarterly; member University of Alabama Press editorial board. Died April 16, 2003.


Mr. John Craig Stewart; Directory of American Scholars, 1978.


The Governors of Alabama. Gretna, La.; Pelican Pub. Co., 1975.

Know Alabama; a History of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1957.

The Last to Know. New York; Tempo Books (Grossett & Dunlap), 1981.

Muscogee Twilight. Northport, Ala.; American Southern Pub. Co., 1965.

Through the First Gate. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1960.