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Fred Lewis CRAWFORD

(1888-1957)

CRAWFORD, Fred Lewis, a Representative from Michigan; born in Dublin, Erath County, Tex., May 5, 1888; attended the public schools, business college at Peniel, Tex., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; engaged in accountancy at Des Moines, Iowa, and Detroit, Mich., 1914-1917; built, financed, and operated beet sugar mills in various sections of the United States 1917-1935; also engaged in manufacturing, ranching, and overland transportation; director of the Michigan National Bank and the Refiners Transport & Petroleum Corp. of Detroit, Mich., at time of death; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; retired to his farm at Allentown, Prince Georges County, Md.; died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1957; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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