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composer , writer , television producer

Elaine Murray Stone, American writer, composer, television producer.


Stone, Elaine Murray was born on January 22, 1922 in New York City. Daughter of H. and Catherine Fairbanks Murray-Jacoby.


Student, Juilliard School, 1939—1941. Bachelor, New York College Music, 1943. Licentiate in organ, Trinity College Music, London, 1947.

Student, University Miami, 1952. Student, Florida Institute of Technology, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), World University, 1985.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Oxford University, England, 1998.


Organist, choir director St. Ignatius Episcopalian Church, 1940-1944. Accompanist Strawbridge Ballet on Tour, New York City, 1944. Organist All Saints Episcopalian Church, Fort Lauderdale, 1951-1954, St. John's Episcopalian Church, Melbourne, Florida, 1956-1959, First Christian Church, Melbourne, 1962-1963, United Church Christ, Melbourne, 1963-1965, piano studio, Melbourne, 1955-1970.

Editor-in-chief Cass Inc., 1970-1971. Director continuity radio Station WTAI, AM-FM, Melbourne, 1971-1974. Member sales staff Engle Realty Inc., Indialantic, Florida, 1975-1978.

Vice president public relations Consolidated Cybertronics Inc., Cocoa Beach, 1969-1970. Writer, producer Countdown News, Station KXTX-television, Dallas, 1978-1980. Associate producer Focus News, 1980.

Host producer television show, Focus on History, 1982-1994, Episcopalian Digest, 1984-1990. Judge Writer's Contest sponsored Brevard Community College, 1987. Vice president Judges Florida Space Coast Writer's Conference, since 1985, chairman, 1987.



Executive board Women's Association, Brevard Symphony, since 1967. Heritage committee Melbourne Bicentennial Commission. Member Evangelism Commission Episcopalian Diocese Center Florida, 1985-1994.

Vice president churchwomen group Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Melbourne, 1988-1989, Stephen minister, since 1988, president churchwomen group, since 1989. Board directors Florida Space Coast Council International Visitors, Florida Space Coast Philharmonic, since 1989, Aid for the Arts, 1994. Appointee History Preservation Committee, Melbourne, Florida, 2003.

Member American Society of Composers, National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (1st place awards Texas 1979, 1st place award for duet, Washington, 2000, president Dallas branch 1978-1980, organizing president Cape Canaveral branch 1969, president 1988-1990, 96—), Women in Communications, Daughters of the American Revolution (Florida state chairman music 1962-1963), Colonial Dames American (organizing president Melbourne chapter 1994), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (organizing regent Rufus Fairbanks chapter 1981-1985, vice regent since 1987, historian since 1989, Florida state chairman American Heritage), Children American Revolution (past New York state chaplain), American Guild Organists (organizing warden Fort Lauderdale), Space Pioneers, Florida Press, Aid for the Arts, Space Coast Writers Guild (past vice president).


Married F. Courtney Stone, May 30, 1944. Children: Catherine Gustavson, Pamela Webb, Victoria Mattson.

H. Murray-Jacoby

Catherine Fairbanks Murray-Jacoby

F. Courtney Stone

Catherine Gustavson Stone

Pamela Webb Stone

Victoria Mattson Stone