Mason S. Stone

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Mason S. Stone

Mason Sereno Stone (December 14, 1859 – July 13, 1940) was a Vermont educator who served as state Superintendent of Education. From 1919 to 1921 he was Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Mason Sereno Stone was born in Waterbury Center, Vermont on December 14, 1859.[1][2] He worked as a teacher, principal and school superintendent, and received a bachelor's degree in 1883 and a master's degree in 1909, both from the University of Vermont.[3]

He served as Vermont's Superintendent of Education from 1892 to 1900. He also served as a member of the Norwich University Board of Visitors, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Norwich in 1909.[4][5][6]

Stone was Superintendent of Education in Manila, Philippines from 1900 to 1905.[7][8][9]

In 1905 he returned to the office of Vermont Education Superintendent, and served until 1916.[10][11]

Stone won election to the Lieutenant Governor's office as a Republican in 1918 and served one term, 1919 to 1921.[12][13][14][15][16]

In 1923 Stone was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, losing the Republican primary to Ernest W. Gibson, who went on to win the general election.[17]

Stone died in Montpelier, Vermont on July 13, 1940.[18][19][20] He was buried in Montpelier's Green Mount Cemetery.[21]

Published works[edit]

Stone also authored several books, including a history of education in Vermont.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, by William Richard Cutter, Volume 4, 1914, pages 2084 to 2085
  2. ^ U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, record for Mason Sereno Stone, accessed December 26, 2011
  3. ^ Men of Vermont: An Illustrated, compiled by Jacob G. Ullery, 1894, pages 385 to 386
  4. ^ Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, compiled by William Arba Ellis, 1911, page 581
  5. ^ Who's Who in New England, published by A. N. Marquis, Volume 2, 1915, page 1030
  6. ^ Who's Who in America, published by A. N. Marquis, Volume 2, 1915, page 1850
  7. ^ One Thousand Men, by Dorman Bridgman Eaton Kent, published by Vermont Historical Society, 1914, page 113
  8. ^ The Philippines -- An Opportunity, An Address by Mason S. Stone, published in Annual Report of Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference, published by the conference, 1908, page 84
  9. ^ Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, compiled by Prentiss Cutler Dodge, 1912, page 326
  10. ^ Vermont, Its Government, 1919-1920, published by Historical Publishing Company, Montpelier, 1919, page 20
  11. ^ The American Blue Book of Biography: Men of 1912, published by American Publishers' Association, 1913, page 575
  12. ^ 1918 Primary Election results, Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives, June 9, 2006, page 1
  13. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1919, page 447
  14. ^ Vermont: The Green Mountain State, by Walter Hill Crockett, Volume 4, 1921, page 531
  15. ^ Who's Who in American Education, by Robert Cecil Cook, Volume 2, 1930, page 628
  16. ^ Lieutenant Governors, Terms of Service, by Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Archives and Records Administration, 2011, page 2
  17. ^ 1923 Primary Election results, Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives, June 9, 2006, page 1
  18. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators, by Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles and John G. Ramsay, 1997, pages 308 to 309
  19. ^ Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, record for Mason Sereno Stone, accessed December 27, 2011
  20. ^ Newspaper article, Mason S. Stone Dead, New York Times, July 14, 1940
  21. ^ Gravestone photos by contributor Bill McKern, Find A Grave web site, May 26, 2008
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger W. Hulburd
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
1919–1921
Succeeded by
Abram W. Foote