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Heber Stone Heber Stone
Full Name: Heber Stone
Date of birth: August 26, 1853
Date of death: September 22, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2)   26th (1)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington
(1) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, Absent, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 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.
  • Albert Stone Memorial - 58th Legislature, SR 119. Relatives: Heber Stone - father, Albert Stone - son. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 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
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Heber Stone, Volume IV, p. 1801. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, Heber Stone, pp. 47-48. Born 8/26/1853 in Louisburg, North Carolina; married Miss 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.
  • Other Resources
  • "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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H. Stone, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Heber Stone, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Chair) 
    Finance (Chair) 
    General Land Office  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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