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John Crawford Crosby

John Crawford Crosby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Francis W. Rockwell
Succeeded by Elijah A. Morse
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts
Supreme Judicial Court
In office
December 31, 1913 – October 1, 1937
Associate Justice of the
Massachusetts Superior Court
In office
January 25, 1905 – December 31, 1913
Mayor of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Jabez L. Peck
Succeeded by Walter F. Hawkins
Personal details
Born June 15, 1859
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Died October 14, 1943(1943-10-14) (aged 84)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

John Crawford Crosby (June 15, 1859–October 14, 1943) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

Crosby was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts. He attended the public schools of Pittsfield and graduated from Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York and from Boston University School of Law in Boston.

Crosby was admitted to the bar in 1882 and began practice in Pittsfield. He began his political career as a member of the school committee of Pittsfield from 1884 to 1890. During the later part of his service on the school committee, Crosby also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1886–1887) and the Massachusetts Senate (1888–1889).

Crosby served as the director of a bank and later of fire and life insurance companies. He was elected in the 1890 election as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts's 12th district for the 52nd United States Congress (1891-03-04 to 1893-03-03).

Crosby lost his campaign for reelection in the 1892 election

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