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Philip Schuyler CROOKE

(1810-1881)

CROOKE, Philip Schuyler, a Representative from New York; born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March 2, 1810; was graduated from Dutchess Academy in Poughkeepsie; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; moved to Flatbush in 1838; member of the Board of Supervisors of Kings County 1844-1852 and 1858-1870, and chairman of the board in 1861, 1862, 1864, and 1865; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1852; elected a member of the general assembly as a Republican in 1863; served forty years in the National Guard of the State of New York, from private to brigadier general, and during the Civil War commanded the Fifth Brigade, National Guard, in Pennsylvania in June and July 1863; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; died in Flatbush, N.Y., March 17, 1881; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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