William Stone (Tennessee)

William Stone ( born January 26, 1791 Sevier County, Tennessee, † February 18, 1853 in Delphi, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1839 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Stone attended the public schools of his home, where he held various local offices later. He took over as captain in the war against the Creek and served during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 under General Andrew Jackson. He also fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe. For his bravery during this battle he was awarded a medal by Congress.

Mid-1830s was a member of the Stone then newly formed Whig Party. In the elections of 1836 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. After the death of Mr James Israel Standifer he was in the overdue election for the fourth seat of Tennessee as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he came into effect on September 14, 1837 at its new mandate. Since he Democrat Julius W. Blackwell defeated in 1838, he could only finish the current legislative period to March 3, 1839.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Stone is no longer politically have appeared. He died on February 18, 1853 in Delphi, now Davis, in Sequatchie County.