CROWTHER, George Calhoun, (1849 - 1914)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CROWTHER, George Calhoun, a Representative from Missouri; born in Lancashire, England, on January 26, 1849; immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Dakota City, Nebr.; attended the public schools until his tenth year, when he became a printer’s apprentice at Sioux City, Iowa; entered the Union Army in 1862, and was mustered out of the service July 14, 1865; moved to Kansas in 1866 and engaged in newspaper work until 1873; elected secretary of the Kansas State senate in January 1869, and reelected in 1871 and 1873; again engaged in the printing and publishing of a newspaper 1875-1886; moved to St. Joseph, Mo., in 1877; appointed deputy sheriff of Buchanan County, Mo., in 1887; elected city treasurer of St. Joseph in 1888 and reelected in 1890; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of St. Joseph in 1904; engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel in St. Joseph, Mo., until his death there March 18, 1914; interment in Oakland Cemetery.