CRAWFORD, Fred Lewis, (1888 - 1957)


CRAWFORD, Fred Lewis, a Representative from Michigan; born in Dublin, Erath County, Tex., May 5, 1888; attended the public schools, business college at Peniel, Tex., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; engaged in accountancy at Des Moines, Iowa, and Detroit, Mich., 1914-1917; built, financed, and operated beet sugar mills in various sections of the United States 1917-1935; also engaged in manufacturing, ranching, and overland transportation; director of the Michigan National Bank and the Refiners Transport & Petroleum Corp. of Detroit, Mich., at time of death; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; retired to his farm at Allentown, Prince George’s County, Md.; died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1957; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.