Kimbrough Stone

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Kimbrough Stone in 1916

Kimbrough Stone (January 15, 1875 – February 27, 1958) was a United States federal judge.


He was born on January 15, 1875 in Nevada, Missouri to Louise and William J. Stone,[1] Stone received a Litt.B. from the University of Missouri in 1895 and attended Harvard Law School, though he read law to enter the Bar in 1898. He was in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri from 1898 to 1913. He was a Circuit court judge, 16th Circuit of Missouri from 1913 to 1917.

On December 19, 1916, Stone was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by Elmer Bragg Adams. Stone was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 1916, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on May 15, 1947, serving in that capacity until his death. He was the longest serving judge to be appointed by Wilson.

He died on February 27, 1958.


  1. ^ "C0005 Stone, Kimbrough (1875-1958), Papers, 1897-1958" (PDF). The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
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Preceded by
Elmer Bragg Adams
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Succeeded by
John Caskie Collet