CROLL, William Martin, (1866 - 1929)


CROLL, William Martin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pa., April 9, 1866; attended the public schools and Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, Pa.; was graduated from Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; taught school; moved to Maxatawny in 1889 and engaged in the general merchandise business; moved to Reading, Pa., in 1897 and engaged in the retail clothing business and in banking; treasurer of Berks County 1909-1912; served as naval officer, port of Philadelphia, from 1913 to 1918; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912 and 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Reading, Pa., October 21, 1929; interment in Laureldale Cemetery, Laureldale, Pa.