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Robert CROSSER

(1874-1957)

CROSSER, Robert, a Representative from Ohio; born in Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, June 7, 1874; immigrated to the United States in 1881 with his parents and settled in Cleveland, Ohio; moved to Salineville, Ohio, the same year and attended the public schools; was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1897; studied law at Columbia University in New York City and was graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1901; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; taught law at Baldwin-Wallace Law School in 1904 and 1905; member of the State house of representatives in 1911 and 1912; member of the fourth constitutional convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 and for election in 1920; elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1955); chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1954; resided in Bethesda, Md., until his death there on June 3, 1957; interment in Highland Park Cemetery, Warrensville, Ohio.

Bibliography

Tribe, Henry Franklin. ‘’Disciple of ‘Progress and Poverty’: Robert Crosser and Twentieth Century Reform.” Ph.D. diss., Bowling Green State University, 1990.

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

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