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 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.


  • Photograph. Heber Stone, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Stone, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
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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