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Joseph Halsey CRANE

(1782-1851)

CRANE, Joseph Halsey, (grandson of Stephen Crane), a Representative from Ohio; born in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), N.J., August 31, 1782; was a student at Princeton College; studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Jersey in 1802 and practiced; moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1804 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1809; prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County 1813-1816; elected president judge of the court of common pleas in 1817; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through the Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed the practice of his profession in Dayton; associate justice of the supreme court of Ohio at the time of his death in Dayton, Ohio, on November 13, 1851; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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