Excerpt from the Indiana University Alumni Website:
Milton R. Stewart, BA’68, JD’71
From humble origins, Milton Stewart enjoyed a stellar undergraduate career at IU, eventually earning a law degree summa cum laude, and becoming a source of inspiration for many.
After graduation, Stewart served in the U.S. Army and then joined the Portland, Ore., law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, where he became a partner and positioned himself as a leader in the increasingly international field of business law. In his 28-year career, he led the firm’s pro bono and diversity programs and earned a reputation for special excellence in business mergers and acquisition.
A devoted alumnus, Stewart’s support for IU is evident in the Maurer School of Law’s Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession and a named law professorship, held by the center’s director. In addition, he and his wife established the Stewart Fellows Global Internship Program, which has funded close to 200 students working in law firms, corporations, government agencies, and NGOs internationally since 2010.
Stewart’s support for IU is often subtle and understated: He donates suits to deserving students, and considers his most important contribution to the university to be “Stewart’s Hideaway,” a revitalizing space tucked away in the recesses of Dunn’s Woods. Additionally, he has served on numerous IU boards, including the IU Foundation and IU Eskenazi Art Museum Board of Directors.
“I know of no person who serves his profession and his university more broadly, with greater insight and energy than Milt Stewart,” says Curt Simic, BA’64, LHD’16, president emeritus of the IU Foundation. “He is the perfect example of the ‘servant leader.’”
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