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James Lauriston Stone

James Lauriston Stone, American banker. Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).


  • Stone, James Lauriston was born on July 8, 1873 in St. Albans, Vermont, United States. Son of James Palmer and Ruby Ann (Church) Stone.

  • Education

    • Student Ripon College, 1888-1890.


    • Clerk in postoffice, advancing to assistant postmaster, Ripon, 1890-1899. Bookkeeper German National Bank, Ripon, 1899-1901, assistant cashier, 1901-1902, cashier, 1902-1915. Cashier American National Bank, 1915-1922, president, 1922-1930.

      President First National Bank (consolidation of First and American nat. banks) since March 19, 1930. Director Universal Motor Company, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Oshkosh Overall Company, Ripon Knitting Works. City comptroller, Ripon, 1904-1916.

      President Wisconsin Bankers Association, 1945-1946. Trustee Ripon College since 1908, secretary of board, 1922-1938, treasurer since 1938.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).


    • Married Louise Sherman, November 27, 1914.
    • father: James Palmer Stone
    • mother: Ruby Ann (Church) Stone
    • spouse: Louise Sherman
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    Born July 8, 1873