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Stone, Irving

in American National Biography Online


Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697

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author, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Tannenbaum (sometimes spelled Tennenbaum), a store clerk, and Pauline Rosenberg. His parents divorced when he was seven, and by his senior year in high school his mother had remarried. Stone legally changed his surname to that of his stepfather. Stone said that his passion for reading derived from his mother, who instilled in him early the idea that education was the way to advance in life. As a young man Stone fulfilled a promise to his mother to attend the University of California at Berkeley. Supporting himself by playing the saxophone at dances, picnics, and parties, he majored in political science and economics, earning his B.A. in 1923.

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