Charles Warren Stone

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Charles Warren Stone
2nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
1879–1883
Governor Henry M. Hoyt
Preceded by John Latta
Succeeded by Chauncey Forward Black
Personal details
Born June 29, 1843
Died August 15, 1912
Political party Republican

Charles Warren Stone (June 29, 1843 – August 15, 1912) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and the second Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.

Charles W. Stone was born near Groton, Massachusetts. He attended Lawrence Academy at Groton, and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1863. He moved to Pennsylvania in 1863 and settled in Warren. He served as superintendent of schools of Warren County, Pennsylvania, in 1865. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Warren. He was a trustee of Pennsylvania State College.

Stone served as member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1870 and 1871, and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1877 and 1878. He was Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania during the term of Governor Henry M. Hoyt, from 1879 to 1883. He was appointed secretary of the Commonwealth on January 18, 1887, and served until his resignation to accept nomination for Congress.

Stone was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis F. Watson. He was reelected to the Fifty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures during the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898. He was also an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1898. He resumed the practice of law and died at his home near Warren, Pennsylvania. Interment in Oakland Cemetery in Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania.

The Honorable Charles Warren Stone Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John Latta
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1879–1883
Succeeded by
Chauncey Forward Black
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis F. Watson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 27th congressional district

1890–1899
Succeeded by
Joseph C. Sibley