Norman R. Stone Jr. (September 8, 1935 – June 16, 2023) was an American politician and the longest-serving Senator in the Maryland State Senate. He held the distinction of being the only Maryland State Senator to have voted against both repealing the ban on interracial marriage, and permitting same-sex marriage. Stone served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1963 to 1967.[1] He was first elected to the State Senate in 1966. Stone was a member of the Maryland General Assembly for more than 50 years. Stone was a graduate of the Baltimore City College High School and the University of Baltimore Law School.[2]

Norman R. Stone Jr.
Stone in 2007
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Preceded byMichael J. Collins
Succeeded byJohnny Ray Salling
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 7th district
In office
Preceded byDennis F. Rasmussen
Succeeded byAndy Harris
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Preceded byJohn Carroll Byrnes and J. Joseph Curran, Jr.
Succeeded byF. Vernon Boozer
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County
In office
Preceded byCharles F. Culver
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Personal details
Born(1935-09-08)September 8, 1935
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedJune 16, 2023(2023-06-16) (aged 87)
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJoAnne R. Stone

Career Edit

Legislative notes Edit

Task Force, Boards and Commissions Edit

In June 2012, Stone was appointed by Maryland legislative leaders to a task force to study the impact of a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling regarding the liability of owners of pit bulls and landlords that rent to them.[5]

Death Edit

Stone died at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland on June 16, 2023. He was 87.[6]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Sen. Norman Stone Jr. (D-Maryland) biography". MHA's Legislative Action Center. Maryland Hospital Association. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "Norman R. Stone, Jr., Maryland State Senator". Maryland Manual On-Line. Maryland State Archives. March 14, 2022. Archived from the original on November 29, 2022. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  3. ^ Johnston, Oswald (February 10, 1967). "Senate Rejects Ban on Marriage: Votes Repeal of State Law Against Miscegenation". The Baltimore Sun. ProQuest 539448127. Retrieved June 20, 2023 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ "Roll call on Maryland Senate's vote to approve gay marriage bill". WUSA (TV). February 23, 2012. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Dresser, Michael (June 19, 2012). "Pitbull Panel Looks to One Standard for All Breeds". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Sears, Bryan P. (June 16, 2023). "Norman Stone, longest-serving Senate member, dies at 87". Maryland Matters. Archived from the original on June 16, 2023. Retrieved June 16, 2023.