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Claudius Ulysses Stone
Birth: May 11, 1879
Menard County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1957
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. Usually referred to as Claude, he graduated from Western Normal College and began teaching school when he was 17, serving two years as a school principal before he had turned 20. He enlisted for the Spanish-American War, serving in Cuba as a Corporal in Company K, Fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. After the war he studied law at the University of Michigan and George Washington University before winning election as Peoria County's School Superintendent in 1902. Stone was reelected in 1906, and served until 1910, also serving as President of the Illinois Association of County School Superintendents in 1909. In 1909 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Peoria. In 1910 Stone was elected to the US House of Representatives and served three terms, 1911 to 1917. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1916, and after leaving Congress served as Peoria's Postmaster from 1917 to 1920, when he returned to practicing law. Stone was a Delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1924, 1936 and 1940, and from 1928 to 1945 he served as the Peoria Circuit Court's Master in Chancery. In 1938 Stone became President, Publisher and Editor of the Peoria Star newspaper. He was also an amateur archaeologist specializing in Native American artifacts and served as President of the Illinois Archaeology Society. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Alma M. Poppen Stone (1899 - 1991)*
  Sheila Stone Day (1914 - 2000)*
  Claude U. Stone (1926 - 2014)*
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Parkview Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Apr 04, 2008
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