Charles Warren Stone (R48) Venango and Warren Counties 1877-1878
Charles Warren Stone, born June 29, 1843, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; son of Warren Fay and Mary Williams Stone; Lawrence Academy, Groton; Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1863; moved, Pennsylvania, 1863; elected, school superintendent, Warren County, 1865-1866; studied law; admitted, Warren County bar, 1867; attorney, commenced law practice, Warren; elected, council, Warren County; co-founder, Warren Public Library; trustee, Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University); attorney-at-law; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1870-1871, not a candidate for reelection, 1871; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1878; elected, first Republican, 2nd overall Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1879-1882; appointed, Secretary of State, Pennsylvania, 1887- resigned 1890; elected, United States House of Representatives, 1890-1899, unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress, 1898; unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1898; resumed the practice of law; married, Elizabeth Moorhead Stone, children, Grace Mary Stone Allen, Anne Isabel Stone DeFrees, Ralph W. Stone, Elizabeth Stone Crary, John Lyon Stone, Clara Rebecca Stone Craft; died, August 15, 1912, Conewago, Warren County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oakland Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, school superintendent, Warren County, 1865-1866.
Elected, council, Warren County.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1870-1871, not a candidate for reelection, 1871.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Venango and Warren Counties, 1877-1878; Compare Bills, Judiciary General (Chairman), New Counties and County Seats.
Elected, first Republican, 2nd overall Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1879-1882; Governor Henry Martyn Hoyt, Sr.
Appointed, Secretary of State, Pennsylvania, 1887- resigned 1890, accept nomination for Congress.
Unsuccessful candidate, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1898.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Fifty-first Congress, vacancy, death, Lewis F. Watson; reelected, Fifty-second, Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth Congresses, 1890-1899; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses; unsuccessful candidate for reelection, 1898, Fifty-sixth Congress.
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1878). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 657, 662-664, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 624.