Jesse Stone (Wisconsin politician)

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Jesse Stone
18th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 2, 1899 – May 11, 1902 (death)
Governor Edward Scofield
Robert M. La Follette Sr.
Preceded by Emil Baensch
Succeeded by James O. Davidson
Personal details
Born (1836-08-23)August 23, 1836
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Died May 11, 1902(1902-05-11) (aged 65)
Jefferson County, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting place Oak Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah Welch Stone
Children William C. Stone
Profession Merchant

Jesse Stone (August 23, 1836 – May 11, 1902) was an American politician in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.

Early life[edit]

Stone was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England on August 23, 1836. As a young child he emigrated with his family to Waterford, New York in 1841. He attended the common schools and became a manufacturer in the firm of Woodward and Stone as well as a stockholder in several corporations including the Wisconsin Telephone Company.[1][2]

Political careerr[edit]

Stone moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1855, and then to Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, on August 1, 1869. A Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1880 and 1882, Stone was also a member of the Watertown School Board. He was a delegate to the national convention in 1888 and 1892, and a member of the central committee from 1888 to 1894.[3]

Stone served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 2, 1899 until his death on May 11, 1902. He died in Watertown and is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.[4]

Family life[edit]

Stone married Sarah Welch in 1854 and they had a son, William C. Stone.[5]


  1. ^ Thomson, Alexander McDonald. A political history of Wisconsin. C.N. Casper company, 1902. p. 329. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marshall Woodard". Watertown Historical Society. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin for ... Contributors Wisconsin. Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center. 1897 the University of Wisconsin. p. 681. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Wisconsin. Wisconsin Session Laws. Democrat Printing Company, state printer, 1903. p. 770. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jesse Stone". Watertown Historical Society. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Emil Baensch
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
James O. Davidson