William H. Stewart (IV) was born in Easton, Maryland and grew up in Asheville, N.C. where his father worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1950. He married Sara Gatlin (Furman Class of 1944) in 1950. Stewart joined the Air Force and was stationed at Langley AFB, Va. during the Korean War. He taught social studies in the high schools of Clay County, Fla. for four years before beginning his graduate studies at Furman in 1963 while living in Hendersonville, N.C.
Stewart was authorized to write a history of the Greenville Woman’s College (GWC) as a University-sponsored project in fulfillment of thesis requirements for his Master of Education degree. He served as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of education, 1963-1964 under Dr. David C. Pulley. He also served as assistant director of the Furman Summer School in 1964 under Dr. Pulley as Director. Stewart did not complete the GWC history and apparently did not complete his degree.
Stewart continued to live in Hendersonville and taught history at Asheville Country Day School and adult education at Blue Ridge Technical Institute. Stewart passed away on September 21, 2008.