John Wesley Stone

John Wesley Stone

Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Death 24 Mar 1922 (aged 83)
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 25705700 · View Source
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US Congressman, Jurist. He moved to Allegan County, Michigan in 1856, and worked as a farmhand and schoolteacher until he was elected County Clerk in 1860, an office in which he served two two-year terms. He also studied law, was admitted to the bar and began a practice in 1862. From 1865 to 1871 he was Allegan County District Attorney, and he was President of the Village of Allegan in 1872. In 1873 Stone was appointed Circuit Court Judge, serving until he resigned and moved to Grand Rapids in late 1874. In 1876 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Republican and served two terms, 1877 to 1881. In 1882 Stone was appointed US Attorney for western Michigan, serving until 1886. In 1887 he moved to Houghton, and in April 1890 he was again elected Circuit Court Judge, serving until 1909. In 1909 Stone was elected to a seven-year term as Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. He was reelected in 1916 and served until his death.

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