STONE, David, (1770 - 1818)

Senate Years of Service: 1801-1807; 1813-1814
Party: Democratic Republican; Democratic Republican

North Carolina Museum of History

STONE, David, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born at “Hope,” near Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., February 17, 1770; attended Windsor Academy and graduated from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1788; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Halifax, N.C.; member, State house of commons 1791-1794; judge of the supreme court of North Carolina 1794-1798; elected to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation about February 17, 1807; once again a judge; Governor of North Carolina 1808-1810; member, State house of commons 1811-1812; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation on December 24, 1814; resumed the practice of law; died on his plantation near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., October 7, 1818; interment in the family burial ground on the banks of the Neuse River, near Raleigh, N.C.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.