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Robert CROZIER

(1827-1895)
Senate Years of Service:
1873-1874
Party:
Republican

CROZIER, Robert, a Senator from Kansas; born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, October 13, 1827; attended the public schools and an academy; studied law in Carrollton, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1848; prosecuting attorney of Carroll County 1848-1850; moved to Leavenworth, Kans., in 1856, where he established the Leavenworth Daily Times and also engaged in the practice of law; member, Territorial council 1857-1858; appointed United States attorney for the district of Kansas by President Abraham Lincoln 1861-1864, when he resigned; chief justice of Kansas supreme court 1864-1867; cashier and manager of the First National Bank of Leavenworth; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Caldwell and served from November 24, 1873, to February 12, 1874, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election; resumed the practice of his profession in Leavenworth, Kans.; district judge of the first judicial district of Kansas 1876-1892; member of the board of directors of the Kansas Historical Society 1886-1889; died in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kans., October 2, 1895; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

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

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