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William Alexis Stone

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Birthplace: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Stone and Amanda Stone
Husband of Elizabeth B Stone and Ellen Stone
Father of Judge Stephen W Stone

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About William A. Stone, Governor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Stone

William Alexis Stone (April 18, 1846 – March 1, 1920) was the 22nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.


Early life


Stone was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. In 1864, Stone enlisted in the Union Army as a private during the American Civil War, and became a second lieutenant in 1865. He continued his military service after the war in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He attended Mansfield State Normal School and taught while studying law.


Appointments


In 1872, he was appointed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and was later appointed district attorney for western Pennsylvania by President Rutherford B. Hayes. He held that post until 1886 when he violated President Chester A. Arthur's edict for political office-holders not to campaign for political candidates. Stone campaigned for James A. Beaver, and his removal only increased his popularity.


Congress and Pennsylvania Governorship


He served four terms in the United States House of Representatives before running for governor in 1898. During his term in office, Pennsylvania's state debt was eliminated, and a new capitol building was commissioned. After serving as governor, Stone joined his son in private law practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he died at age 73.


In Memoriam


Stone Hall, a residence hall on Penn State's University Park campus is named for Stone.

William Stone enlisted in Company A, Pennsylvania 187th Infantry Regiment on 25 Feb 1864. Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 14 Apr 1865. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 10 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 03 Aug 1865 at Harrisburg, PA.

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William A. Stone, Governor's Timeline

1846
1846
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
1873
1873
Age 27
1920
1920
Age 74