CROCKER, Alvah, (1801 - 1874)


CROCKER, Alvah, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Leominster, Mass., October 14, 1801; attended the public schools and Groton Academy; proprietor of paper manufactories at Fitchburg; president of the Boston & Fitchburg Railroad; member of the Hoosac Tunnel Commission; member of the State house of representatives in 1836, 1842, and 1843; served in the State senate for two terms; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William B. Washburn; reelected to the Forty-third Congress and served from January 2, 1872, until his death in Fitchburg, Mass., December 26, 1874; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


Bibliography

Wheelwright, William Bond. Life and Times of Alvah Crocker. 1923. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1981.