Stewart Sharpe, who is filling the position of county judge, was for a number of years successfully engaged in the practice of law in Delmont and since his elevation to the bench has proved himself a capable and impartial jurist. He was born in Pennsylvania on the 27th of August 1882. His parents, Moore I and Catherine (Johnson) Sharpe, are still living and the father is a blacksmith by trade.
Stewart Sharpe attended the public and high schools and was later a student in the State Normal School at Cedar Falls, Iowa. Subsequently he taught for four years, being principal of the schools in Freeman, South Dakota. At the end of that time he abandoned that profession and entered the University of South Dakota, where he pursued a law course as he had determined upon the legal profession as his life work. He was graduated with his professional degree in 1913 and immediatly located in Delmont, Douglas county. He soon gained recognition as an able and conscientious practitioner and won a representative practice. In November 1914, he was elected county judge on the prgressive republican ticket and has since devoted his time to the discharge of this duties in that connection. He not only has the requisite knowledge of statute law and precedent but he also has the ability to rise above his personal predilections and decide a question sole upon its merits.
Judge Sharpe married Miss Elma Eva Bundy, a daughter C.W. Bundy, of Delmont, the wedding being solemnized on the 10th of June 1914. Judge Sharpe is a Methodist and not only contributes to the support of the church, but also takes part in it work. He is a member of the Delta Phi Delta, a legal fraternity, and is also identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has already accomplished much for one of his years and his many friends predict for him continued success in his chosen profession.