Councilman Bob Stewart and his wife Janie have been Bolivar residents for 53 years. Bob was born in Charles Town, WV, and attended local schools. He served in the US Army, serving 34 months in the Korean War and 23 months in Europe. He was awarded for Marksmanship, the European Theater Medal, Occupation of Germany Medal, and Good Conduct Medal for his Army efforts.
Bob worked for the Harpers Ferry National Park for 26 years, retiring in 1979. He was a building restoration specialist for 15 years and taught vocational education at the HF Job Corps for 11 years. Following retirement, he worked for the Jefferson County Board of Ed for 13 years.
He is a lifetime member of VFW #3522 as well as a member of the American Legion Post #71. He has belonged to The Moose Lodge for the past 49 years.
He and his wife will soon celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. They have two children and three grandchildren, and currently own and operate Bob and Janie’s Pool Supplies, located in Bolivar. Bob also enjoys Nascar racing and collecting coins.
His reason for serving on the Town Council is to make a difference, so that we will all have a better community. When asked what his vision for the future of Bolivar is, he said, "I believe that one day the National Park Service will own all of Bolivar".