(1928 - )
Richard Bernard Stone was born in New York City on September 22, 1928. He attended Dade County, Fla., public schools, graduated from Harvard University in 1949, and from Columbia University Law School in 1954. Stone was; admitted to the Florida bar in 1955 and commenced practice in Miami. He was city attorney of Miami in 1966, and a member of the State senate (1967-1970). Stone served as Florida secretary of State (1970-1974) before being elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1974, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1975. He was 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. Stone served from January 1, 1975, until his resignation December 31, 1980. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980. After serving in Congress, Stone was appointed Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy to Central America (1983-1984). He is an attorney and banker and now lives in Washington, D.C.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Photo U.S. Senate Historical Office.