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Alfred Holt Stone

Alfred Holt StoneBorn: 16-Oct-1870
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 11-May-1955
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Studies in the American Race Problem

Planter, scholar and author. For some time he was engaged in cotton planting, at Dunleith, Mississippi, as one of the largest individual cotton growers in the state. Stone spent considerable effort in the nation's capital engaged in research at the Library of Congress, studying the Amendments to the Constitution growing out of the Civil War and in the political and economic problems peculiar to the South, and specifically what was known at the time as the Negro Question. Stone's views are undeniably racist. But he assembled a library of over 3000 items on the subject, The Negro and Cognate Subjects, which has remained intact at the University of Mississippi. His library is interesting as it unexpectedly non-biased, including a large amount of abolitionist material.

Father: Walter Wilson Stone (b. 20-Jul-1840)
Mother: Eleanor Holt
Wife: Mary Bailey Ireys (m. 1896, until his death, d. 3-Dec-1969)

    Law School: LLD, University of Mississippi (1891)
    Law School: LLB, University of Mississippi (1916)

    Mississippi State Official Tax Commissioner (1932-55)
    Mississippi State House of Representatives (1916-20)
    Greenville Times Editor (1900-01)
    American Academy of Political and Social Science
    American Economic Association
    American Social Science Association
    Mississippi Bar Association
    Mississippi Historical Society
    Southern History Association

Author of books:
Studies in the American Race Problem (1908, social studies)


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