Mason S. Stone

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Mason S. Stone

Mason Sereno Stone (December 14, 1859 – July 13, 1940) was a Vermont educator who served as state Superintendent of Education. From 1919 to 1921 he was Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.


Mason Sereno Stone was born in Waterbury Center, Vermont on December 14, 1859.[1][2] He worked as a teacher, principal and school superintendent, and received a bachelor's degree in 1883 and a master's degree in 1909, both from the University of Vermont.[3]

He served as Vermont's Superintendent of Education from 1892 to 1900. He also served as a member of the Norwich University Board of Visitors, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Norwich in 1909.[4][5][6]

Stone was Superintendent of Education in Manila, Philippines from 1900 to 1905.[7][8][9]

In 1905 he returned to the office of Vermont Education Superintendent, and served until 1916.[10][11]

Stone won election to the Lieutenant Governor's office as a Republican in 1918 and served one term, 1919 to 1921.[12][13][14][15][16]

In 1923 Stone was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, losing the Republican primary to Ernest W. Gibson, who went on to win the general election.[17]

Stone died in Montpelier, Vermont on July 13, 1940.[18][19][20] He was buried in Montpelier's Green Mount Cemetery.

Published works[edit]

Stone also authored several books, including a history of education in Vermont.


  1. ^ New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, by William Richard Cutter, Volume 4, 1914, pages 2084 to 2085
  2. ^ U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, record for Mason Sereno Stone, accessed December 26, 2011
  3. ^ Men of Vermont: An Illustrated, compiled by Jacob G. Ullery, 1894, pages 385 to 386
  4. ^ Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, compiled by William Arba Ellis, 1911, page 581
  5. ^ Who's Who in New England, published by A. N. Marquis, Volume 2, 1915, page 1030
  6. ^ Who's Who in America, published by A. N. Marquis, Volume 2, 1915, page 1850
  7. ^ One Thousand Men, by Dorman Bridgman Eaton Kent, published by Vermont Historical Society, 1914, page 113
  8. ^ The Philippines -- An Opportunity, An Address by Mason S. Stone, published in Annual Report of Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference, published by the conference, 1908, page 84
  9. ^ Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, compiled by Prentiss Cutler Dodge, 1912, page 326
  10. ^ Vermont, Its Government, 1919-1920, published by Historical Publishing Company, Montpelier, 1919, page 20
  11. ^ The American Blue Book of Biography: Men of 1912, published by American Publishers' Association, 1913, page 575
  12. ^ 1918 Primary Election results Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine., Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives, June 9, 2006, page 1
  13. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1919, page 447
  14. ^ Vermont: The Green Mountain State, by Walter Hill Crockett, Volume 4, 1921, page 531
  15. ^ Who's Who in American Education, by Robert Cecil Cook, Volume 2, 1930, page 628
  16. ^ Lieutenant Governors, Terms of Service, by Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Archives and Records Administration, 2011, page 2
  17. ^ 1923 Primary Election results, Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives, June 9, 2006, page 1
  18. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators, by Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles and John G. Ramsay, 1997, pages 308 to 309
  19. ^ Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, record for Mason Sereno Stone, accessed December 27, 2011
  20. ^ Newspaper article, Mason S. Stone Dead, New York Times, July 14, 1940
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger W. Hulburd
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Succeeded by
Abram W. Foote