CROUCH, Edward, (1764 - 1827)


CROUCH, Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Walnut Hill, near Highspire, Paxtang Township, Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, Pa., on November 9, 1764; attended the common schools; at the age of seventeen enlisted during the Revolutionary War; commanded a company in the Whisky Insurrection of 1794; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Walnut Hill; member of the State house of representatives 1804-1806; appointed associate judge of Dauphin County April 16, 1813, but resigned upon election to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Gloninger and served from October 12, 1813, until March 3, 1815; was not a candidate for renomination; returned to Walnut Hill, Paxtang Township, Dauphin County, Pa., and resided there until his death, on February 2, 1827; interment in Paxtang Cemetery.