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us: Stone, William Joel, 1848-1918


  • [William Joel Stone (b. near Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, May 7, 1848-d. Washington, D.C., April 14, 1918) was a Representative and a Senator from Missouri. He attended the public schools of Richmond, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1867. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, and commenced practice in Bedford, Indiana. He moved to Columbia, Missouri, where he was city attorney for a few months in 1870, and later in the same year moved to Nevada, Missouri where he continued to practice law. Stone was prosecuting attorney of Vernon County, Missouri from 1873-1874. He was elected to the House of Representatives and served from 1885-1890. Stone was Governor of Missouri 1893-1897, and a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1896-1904, serving as vice chairman from 1900-1904. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1902 and served from March 4, 1903, until his death. Stone died in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1918 and is interred in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.]
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    • us: Stone, W. J. (William Joel), 1848-1918
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1848-05-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1918-04-14
    • Birth Place

        Richmond (Ky.)
    • Death Place

        District of Columbia
    • Associated Locale

        Columbia (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        Nevada (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        Bedford (Ind.)
    • Associated Locale

        Vernon County (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        Missouri
    • Associated Locale

        District of Columbia
    • Associated Locale

        Deepwood Cemetery (Nevada, Mo.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Missouri--Columbia
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
    • Gender

        (iso5218) male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Law
          (lcsh) Political science
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Lawyers
              (lcsh) Politicians
                (lcsh) Legislators
            • Related Terms

              • us: Missouri. Governor (1893-1897 : Stone)
            • Sources

              • found: His Speech ... 1892.
              • found: Federal courts ... 1887: t.p. (Hon. W.J. Stone, of Missouri)
              • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress online search, July 8, 2016 (Stone, William Joel; b. Madison County, Kentucky, May 7, 1848; lawyer, practicing first in Indiana and later Missouri; elected as a Democrat to the 49th-51st Congresses, 1885-1891; Governor of Missouri, 1893-1897; elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1903 until his death in Washington, on April 14, 1918) {http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000968}
              • found: Harry S. Truman U.S. Senator and Vice President papers ... Dedication of Stone Memorial, Nevada, Missouri, October 11, 1935: (contains a speech by Governor Guy Park at Dedication of William Joel Stone Memorial) {https://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/trumanpapers/svp/index.php?documentVersion=original&documentid=hst-svp_naid4514582-01}
              • found: OCLC, July 21, 2016 (hdgs.: Stone, William Joel; Stone, William Joel, 1848-1918; usage: Mr. Stone; William Joel Stone; William J. Stone; Wm. J. Stone; W.C. [i.e. J.] Stone; W.J. Stone)
            • General Notes

              • [William Joel Stone (b. near Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, May 7, 1848-d. Washington, D.C., April 14, 1918) was a Representative and a Senator from Missouri. He attended the public schools of Richmond, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1867. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, and commenced practice in Bedford, Indiana. He moved to Columbia, Missouri, where he was city attorney for a few months in 1870, and later in the same year moved to Nevada, Missouri where he continued to practice law. Stone was prosecuting attorney of Vernon County, Missouri from 1873-1874. He was elected to the House of Representatives and served from 1885-1890. Stone was Governor of Missouri 1893-1897, and a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1896-1904, serving as vice chairman from 1900-1904. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1902 and served from March 4, 1903, until his death. Stone died in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1918 and is interred in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.]
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              • 1979-04-18: new
              • 2016-07-28: revised
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