Ulysses S. Stone

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Ulysses Stevens Stone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Preceded by Fletcher B. Swank
Succeeded by Fletcher B. Swank
Personal details
Born December 17, 1878 (1878-12-17)
DeWitt Township, Illinois
Died December 8, 1962 (1962-12-09) (aged 83)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Citizenship  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Menor Minnie Butler Stone
Children Helen Butler Stone Cobb
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Profession banker

oil operator

politician

Ulysses Stevens Stone (December 17, 1878 - December 8, 1962) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

Biography[edit]

Born on a farm near Weldon, DeWitt Township, Illinois, Stone was the son of David C. and Sarah J. Hollenbeck Stone. He moved with his parents to Jones, Oklahoma, in 1894, and attended the country schools and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. In 1902 he married Menor Minnie Butler, and they had one daughter, Helen.[1]

Career[edit]

Stone engaged in the banking business at Jones, Oklahoma from 1894 to 1905 and as an oil operator at Norman and Oklahoma City in 1905. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 1918 and for election to the United States Senate in 1926.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress, Stone served from March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1931.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He resumed activities as an oil operator and also had interests in investments and real estate.

Death[edit]

Stone died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 8, 1962 (age 83 years, 356 days). He was cremated and his ashes are interred at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulysses S. Stone". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ulysses S. Stone". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ulysses S. Stone". Govtrack US Congressw. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ulysses S. Stone". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fletcher B. Swank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district

1929–1931
Succeeded by
Fletcher B. Swank