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William Johnson Stone
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||Oscar Turner|
|Succeeded by||John Kerr Hendrick|
|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
June 26, 1841|
|Died||March 12, 1923
|Resting place||New Bethel Cemetery|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States of America Army|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
He was born in Kuttawa, Caldwell (now Lyon) County, Kentucky on June 26, 1841. He attended the common schools and Q.M. Tyler's Collegiate Institute in Cadiz, Trigg County. Stone studied law. During the American Civil War he served as captain in the Confederate Army. After the war he engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1867, 1875, and 1883, serving as speaker in 1875.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895): chairman, Committee on War Claims (Fiftieth Congress) He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kuttawa, Lyon County; Confederate pension commissioner of Kentucky in 1912 and served until his death in Frankfort, Kentucky, March 12, 1923; interment in New Bethel Cemetery, Lyon County, Kentucky.
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