Mildred Fairbanks Stone

Bloomfield, New Jersey


Father Franklin A. Stone

Sister Marjorie

Twin brothers


Fairview Elementary School

Bloomfield High School 1920

Vassar College 1924


Home Economics teacher, Bloomfield High School

Clerk, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company

Agency Field Secretary, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company

Directory of Policyholder Services, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company

Assistant to the President, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company

Assistant Secretary, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company


Program Chairman, Newark New Jersey Life Underwriters Association

President, Newark Chapter of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters

Member, League of Life Insurance Women of New York

Member, Advertising Club of New Jersey

American Association of University Women

Audubon Society

Bloomfield Board of Education

Bloomfield Historical Society

Brookdale Baptist Church

Community Chest

Council of Social Agencies

Friends of Bloomfield Library

League for Family Service

Mountainside School of Nursing

New Jersey Historical Society

Oakeside Cultural Commission

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association

Public Health Nursing Association

United Fund


1924 Phi Beta Kappa

1928 first woman Certified Life Underwriter

1934 first woman officer of Mutual Benefit Life - Agency Field Secretary

1956 Bloomfield Outstanding Citizen Award

1961 American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters Newark Chapter Distinguished Service

Interests and Hobbies

Knitting scarves for Seaman's Church Institute

Vacationing in Lake George, New York



A Short History of Life Insurance

Better Life Insurance Letters

Calling and its College: A History of the American College of Life Underwriters

Extraordinary Ellen, the First Lady of Life Insurance: The Story of Ellen M. Putman, CLU

Since 1845: A History of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company; Life Insurance

Teacher who Changed an Industry: A Biography of Dr. Solomon S. Huebner

Additional Comments

When she was promoted at Mutual Benefit, she was feted in the office but then went home while the male executives and officers of the company went out to the men-only Essex House in Newark to celebrate. Stone said, "That was all right with me! That's just the way it was."