CROUSE, George Washington, (1832 - 1912)


CROUSE, George Washington, a Representative from Ohio; born in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, November 23, 1832; attended the common schools; taught school for five years; moved to Akron, Ohio; deputy in offices of county auditor and treasurer 1855-1858; auditor of Summit County 1858-1863; served as county treasurer in 1863; manager in 1863 of the Akron branch of C. Altman & Co., dealers in farming implements; upon the organization of Altman, Miller & Co. in 1865, as a separate corporation, became secretary and treasurer, and later its president; during the Civil War served as sergeant in Company F, One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in fortifications around Washington in 1864; member and president of the city council for four years and of the board of education of the city of Akron four years; served as commissioner of Summit County in 1874 and 1875; member of the State senate 1885-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed former business activities; died in Akron, Ohio, January 5, 1912; interment in Glendale Cemetery.