William Henry Stone

William Henry Stone ( born November 7, 1828 in Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York, † July 9, 1901 in Asbury Park, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1877 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Stone attended the public schools of his home. In 1848 he moved to St. Louis in Missouri, where he worked in the iron industry. In 1867 he became president of the St. Louis Hot Pressed Nut & Bolt Company. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the House of Representatives from Missouri and from 1871 to 1873 a member of the Water Committee of the City of St. Louis.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Stone was in the third electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Robinson McCormick on March 4, 1873. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1877 two legislative sessions. Since 1875 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Post and the Craftsman shot.

1876 ​​renounced William Stone to another Congress candidate. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he went back to his former business interests. He died on July 9, 1901 in Asbury Park, and was buried in St. Louis.