CROUNSE, Lorenzo, (1834 - 1909)


CROUNSE, Lorenzo, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Sharon, Schoharie County, N.Y., January 27, 1834; attended a seminary at Charlotteville, N.Y.; taught school; moved to Fort Plain, N.Y., in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857; during the Civil War raised a battery of light artillery in 1861 and entered the Army as its captain; wounded, and resigned after a year’s service; moved to Nebraska Territory in 1864; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1866; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1866; elected associate justice of the State supreme court in 1867; at the expiration of his term was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1876; collector of internal revenue for the district of Nebraska from March 15, 1879, to March 30, 1883; appointed Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury on April 27, 1891, and served until his resignation on October 31, 1892; Governor of Nebraska 1892-1895; died in Omaha, Nebr., May 13, 1909; interment in City Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebr.