STONE, William Henry, (1828 - 1901)


Image courtesy of Library of Congress

STONE, William Henry, a Representative from Missouri; born in Shawangunk, N.Y., November 7, 1828; attended the common schools; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1848 and engaged in the manufacture of iron; became president of the St. Louis Hot Pressed Nut & Bolt Company upon its organization in 1867; served in the Missouri State house of representatives; member of the St. Louis Board of Water Commissioners from July 5, 1871, to November 15, 1873, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on Manufactures (Forty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed business interests; died in Asbury Park, N.J., July 9, 1901; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.