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John Crawford CROSBY

(1859-1943)

CROSBY, John Crawford, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., on June 15, 1859; attended the public schools of Pittsfield; was graduated from Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and from Boston University Law School, Boston, Mass.; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass.; member of the school committee of Pittsfield 1884-1890; served in the State house of representatives in 1886 and 1887; member of the State senate in 1888 and 1889; director of a bank and of fire and life insurance companies; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., in 1894 and 1895; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; city solicitor 1896-1900; appointed justice of the superior court on January 25, 1905, and served until December 31, 1913, when he was appointed justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in which capacity he served until his retirement on October 1, 1937; died in Pittsfield, Mass., on October 14, 1943; interment in Pittsfield Cemetery.

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

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