Ulysses Stevens Stone

Ulysses Stevens Stone

Weldon, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Dec 1962 (aged 83)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 7927459 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was born one of four children (he also had one half-sibling) to David Craig Stone and Sarah J. Hollenbeck Stone in Weldon, DeWitt County, Illinois. He was raised on the family farm in Weldon, located in DeWitt Township, Illinois, and later moved with his parents to Jones, Oklahoma, in 1894. He was educated locally in country schools and later attended and was educated at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Following his education, he engaged in the banking business in Jones, Oklahoma, from 1894 to 1905, and then as an oil operator in the oil business in Norman, Oklahoma, and in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, beginning 1905. He furthered his business pursuits over the next few years. During this time he had married Menor Minnie Butler in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, on June 1, 1902, and the couple would have one child together, a daughter born in 1904. He then entered politics and was an unsuccessful Candidate in the primary for the office of Governor of Oklahoma in 1918 and for election to a seat in the United States Senate in 1926. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Member of the Republican Party, he then served Oklahoma's 5th District (Seventy-First Congress) in the United States House of Representatives from 1929 to 1931. After his term in the United States Congress expired on March 3, 1931, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative Fletcher B. Swank. He was an unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to the Seventy-Second Congress in 1930 and for reelection to the Seventy-Fourth Congress in 1934. While serving in the United States Congress he served on the committees of Expenditures in the Executive Departments, Flood Control, and War Claims. He also supported legislation to benefit all veterans and their widows and children, and he opposed the Hawley-Smoot Tariff, believing that it would hurt the Oklahoma oil industry. Following his time in politics, he resumed his activities as an oil operator in the oil business and later he had interests in investments and in real estate until his death. He did, however, return to politics when he campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat in the United States Senate in 1932, a seat in the United States Congress in 1934, 1940, and again in 1950, and for a position with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 1944, and again 1948. He passed away on December 8, 1962, at the age of 84, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in the Abbey Mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His wife Menor Minnie had predeceased him on September 19, 1954, at the age of 70, and her ashes are buried beside his in the Abbey Mausoleum in the same cemetery.

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