STONE, William Johnson, (1841 - 1923)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

STONE, William Johnson, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Kuttawa, Caldwell (now Lyon) County, Ky., June 26, 1841; attended the common schools and Q.M. Tyler’s Collegiate Institute in Cadiz, Trigg County; studied law; during the Civil War served as captain in the Confederate Army; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1867, 1875, and 1883, serving as speaker in 1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Fiftieth Congress); engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kuttawa, Lyon County; Confederate pension commissioner of Kentucky in 1912 and served until his death in Frankfort, Ky., March 12, 1923; interment in New Bethel Cemetery, Lyon County, Ky.