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Heber Stone

Heber Stone
Full Name: Heber Stone
Birth date: August 26, 1853
Death date: September 22, 1906

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 26th (2) & 25th (1) Legislatures
    1/12/1897 - 1/8/1901
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, Absent, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Albert Stone Memorial - 58th Legislature, SR 119. Relatives: Heber Stone - father, Albert Stone - son. Senate Journal .
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Heber Stone, Volume IV, p. 1801. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • "Capital Whirligig," by R.W. Barry, 1/6/1934, p. 2, fathers-sons W.J. Greer-Earl M. Greer & Albert Stone-Heber Stone. Greer succession "the only one in Texas history where a son immediately succeeded his father in the senate." Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • Relatives: Jabez Deming (J.D.) Giddings, father-in-law; Heber Stone, son-in-law. "J.D. went to Austin in 1866 to serve in the first Texas House of Representatives after the Civil War. He resisted living away from home for so long, but he was compelled by his sense of duty to his beloved Texas. While serving, he acted as chairman of the Texas Judiciary Committee . . . Ann and J.D. had eight children, but only three survived to become adults. Their only surviving daughter, Mary Louise Giddings, married Heber Stone in 1879. He was an attorney, and the son of Galveston’s mayor, Dewitt Clinton Stone. Heber had served as County Attorney of Brown County before starting a private law practice. He served two terms as a Texas Senator, and was Chairman of Washington County’s Democratic Executive Committee." Heritage Society of Washington County . "The J.D. Giddings Legacy and Homes," by Sharon Brass, September 2014 The Giddings Stone Mansion
  • Biographical sketch, Heber Stone, pp. 47-48. Born 8/26/1853 in Louisburg, North Carolina, married Louise Giddings, daughter of Hon. J.D. Giddings, of Brenham, Washington County, in 1879. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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