William Johnson Stone

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William Johnson Stone
A balding man in his late fifties with a dark mustache and long dark beard, facing right
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byOscar Turner
Succeeded byJohn Kerr Hendrick
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1841-06-26)June 26, 1841
Kuttawa, Kentucky
DiedMarch 12, 1923(1923-03-12) (aged 81)
Frankfort, Kentucky
Resting placeNew Bethel Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
OccupationFarmer, Merchant
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
RankConfederate States of America Captain.png Captain
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

William Johnson Stone (June 26, 1841 – March 12, 1923) was a US Representative from Kentucky.


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.


  • United States Congress. "William Johnson Stone (id: S000969)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Oscar Turner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
John K. Hendrick