John Crawford Crosby
John Crawford Crosby
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 12th district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Francis W. Rockwell|
|Succeeded by||Elijah A. Morse|
|Associate Justice of the Massachusetts|
Supreme Judicial Court
December 31, 1913 – October 1, 1937
|Associate Justice of the|
Massachusetts Superior Court
January 25, 1905 – December 31, 1913
|Preceded by||Jabez L. Peck|
|Succeeded by||Walter F. Hawkins|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Born||June 15, 1859|
|Died||October 14, 1943 (aged 84)|
|Alma mater||Eastman Business College|
Boston University School of Law
Crosby was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts. He attended the public schools of Pittsfield and graduated from Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York and from Boston University School of Law in Boston.
Crosby was admitted to the bar in 1882 and began practice in Pittsfield. He began his political career as a member of the school committee of Pittsfield from 1884 to 1890. During the later part of his service on the school committee, Crosby also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1886–1887) and the Massachusetts Senate (1888–1889).
Crosby served as the director of a bank and later of fire and life insurance companies. He was elected in the 1890 election as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts's 12th district for the 52nd United States Congress (1891-03-04 to 1893-03-03).
Crosby was city solicitor from 1896 to 1900 and appointed a justice of the superior court on January 25, 1905, serving until December 31, 1913, when he was appointed justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Crosby served on the court until his retirement on October 1, 1937. He died in Pittsfield on October 14, 1943, and was interred at Pittsfield Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "John Crawford Crosby (id: C000929)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- United States Government Printing Office (1600). United States congressional serial set. U.S. G.P.O.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Francis W. Rockwell
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district
1891-03-04 – 1893-03-03
Elijah A. Morse
| Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
December 31, 1913-October 1, 1937
|| Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court
January 25, 1905–December 31, 1913
Jabez L. Peck
| Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Walter F. Hawkins