Articles from The Oberlin News Tribune, 1935

Judson N. Stone


Much Public Benefit Given by Veteran Citizen of Oberlin

In the record of Oberlin men who have rendered continued and intelligent service the name of Judson N. Stone stands near the top.

Mr. Stone, who was born just south of Oberlin, has spent his life in the village. A number of years ago he was agent for the American Express Company in Oberlin. Early in life he manifested an active interest in politics and on the death of Judge Steele, the postmaster, Mr. Stone succeeded to this office. After serving two terms Mr. Stone retired to private business and was later elected to the Ohio Senate from this joint district. During these periods of activity he was identified with various agencies formed for the public good. He served as president and secretary of the Oberlin Board of Commerce and for a number of years has been secretary of the Oberlin Business Men’s Club. He has also rendered service as secretary of the Automobile Club, in which capacity for a number of years he was deputy registrar for the issuing of license tags. Supplementing this work Mr. Stone has headed Red Cross drives in Oberlin for many years and has aided the county treasurer in collecting taxes on the western end of the county.

No such list as here set down comprehends in detail the things done by Mr. Stone in his residence here. He has always been interested in the care and upkeep of Westwood Cemetery and he served for many years as clerk of the cemetery association. A term on the Village Council added to the debt owed to him by his constituents here. He is secretary of the Oberlin Credit Association. He has been a director of the Oberlin Savings Bank Company since the union of the Oberlin Bank and the State Savings Bank. Mr. Stone is one of the few conservative Repbulicans left in the world. He has been secretary of the Republican County Executive Committee for a decade or more. While firm in his party loyalty Mr. Stone is not a bigot but is a man of equable temper, fine courtesy, and extreme patience. The fact that a great deal of his public service has been rendered without remuneration has not affected in the least the careful, intelligent, and conscientious attention given to these several duties by Mr. Stone. Few men in the country have wider acquaintance or more loyal friends.

Friday, March 29, 1935
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio