John Henry Stiness, American judge. member of commission on uniform legislation, 1896-1907; Member standing committee P.E. Diocese of Rhode Island.
Stiness, John Henry was born on August 9, 1840 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Philip Bessom and Mary (Marsh) Stiness.
Entered Brown U., 1857 (A.M., by special vote, 1876, Doctor of Laws, 1893).
Admitted to bar, 1865, and practiced at Providence. Mem, Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1874-1875. The American Association For Justice, 1875-1900, chief justice, 1900-1904, Supreme Court of the Rhode Island.
Member of commission on uniform legislation, 1896-1907. Member standing committee P.E. Diocese of Rhode Island.