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Richard Bernard STONE

(1928- )
Senate Years of Service:
1975-1980
Party:
Democrat

STONE, Richard Bernard, a Senator from Florida; born in New York City, September 22, 1928; attended Dade County, Fla., public schools; graduated from Harvard University 1949 and from Columbia University Law School 1954; admitted to the Florida bar in 1955 and commenced practice in Miami; city attorney of Miami 1966; member, State senate 1967-1970; Florida secretary of State 1970-1974; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1974, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1975; subsequently appointed by the Governor, January 1, 1975, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Gurney for the term ending January 3, 1975; served from January 1, 1975, until his resignation December 31, 1980; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy to Central America 1983-1984; U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark 1992-1993; attorney and banker; is a resident of Washington, D.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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