Charles Warren STONE, Congress, PA (1843-1912)


STONE, Charles Warren, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Groton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 29, 1843; attended Lawrence Academy at Groton, and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1863; moved to Pennsylvania in 1863 and settled in Warren; superintendent of schools of Warren County in 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Warren; trustee of Pennsylvania State College; member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; served in the State senate in 1877 and 1878; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania 1879-1883; appointed secretary of the Commonwealth on January 18, 1887, and served until his resignation to accept nomination for Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis F. Watson; reelected to the Fifty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1899; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1898; resumed the practice of law; died at his home near Warren, Pa., August 15, 1912; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Warren County, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present