CROFT, Theodore Gaillard, (1874 - 1920)


CROFT, Theodore Gaillard, (son of George William Croft), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., November 26, 1874; attended the common schools; was graduated from Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, Va., in 1895 and from the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1897; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Aiken, S.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, George W. Croft, and served from May 17, 1904, to March 3, 1905; was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Aiken, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1908; served in the State senate 1909-1912; enlisted in the U.S. Army October 29, 1918; was assigned to duty as a private in the Field Artillery Central Officers’ Training School, Camp Zachary Taylor, and served until December 5, 1918, when he was honorably discharged; resumed the practice of law; died in Aiken, S.C., March 23, 1920; interment in St. Thaddeus’ Episcopal Churchyard.