William D. Stewart
About The Member:
William D. Stewart, attended Brown University '68 on a Navy scholarship, receiving his Sc.B. and A.B. degrees in electrical engineering and his commission in the regular Navy.
His first job out of college was in the Navy. He was First Lieutenant and then ASW Officer, with collateral duty of Nuclear Weapons Officer, on USS VOGE (DE-1047) In addition to three years of sea duty, he spent a year on shore duty in the Navy R&D organization. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
He left active duty in 1973, and worked approximately a year with Chas. T. Main, Engineers, Boston, in thermal power plant design, working on the Anclote 1 & 2 plants in Tampa for Florida Power Corp. Life took a turn, and, through a Navy connection, was recruited into the steamship industry, moving to New York City, where he spent the better part of his working career as a charter broker. He co-founded Stewart Alexander & Co., Inc., an independent ship brokerage company in 1983, and led the company for over thirty years. He has been active in the last few years in the fight in Virginia against wind and solar “renewables,” in Virginia, which are disasters for both the environment and the economy.