Robert Crozier

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Robert Crozier
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United States Senator
from Kansas
In office
November 24, 1873 – February 12, 1874
Preceded by Alexander Caldwell
Succeeded by James M. Harvey
Personal details
Born (1827-10-13)October 13, 1827
Cadiz, Ohio
Died October 2, 1895(1895-10-02) (aged 67)
Leavenworth, Kansas
Political party Republican

Robert Crozier (October 13, 1827 – October 2, 1895) was a United States Senator from Kansas.

Born in Cadiz, Ohio, he attended the public schools and an academy. He studied law in Carrollton, Ohio and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He was prosecuting attorney of Carroll County from 1848 to 1850 and moved to Leavenworth, Kansas on March 7, 1857, where he established the Leavenworth Daily Times (which today is the oldest daily newspaper in Kansas) and also engaged in the practice of law.

He was a member of the Territorial council, 1857–1858 and was appointed United States attorney for the district of Kansas by President Abraham Lincoln, an office he held from 1861 to 1864, when he resigned. He was chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1864 to 1867, and was subsequently a cashier and manager of the First National Bank of Leavenworth.

Crozier was appointed as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Caldwell and served from November 24, 1873, to February 12, 1874, when a successor was elected. He was not a candidate for election, and resumed the practice of his profession in Leavenworth. He was district judge of the first judicial district of Kansas from 1876 to 1892 and was a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Historical Society from 1886 to 1889.

His ancestor, John Crozier came to Ireland as a Cavalry Officer in 1630 with Lord Strafford, prior to that he came from Redworth Hall, County Durham and his family had been there since 1407. Before that time they were in Westmorland. Robert Crozier in 1262 obtained a grant of land from the Abbot of St Bees in Cumberland. In the family Arms which is used to this day are four bees and a cross indicating where they obtained their first grant.

The family consisted of Sir William ( Was Household Steward to John O Gaunt )and Sir John Crozier who had many manors in the home counties near to London and lived at Stoke D'Abernon in Surrey. Also in the Family was William Crozier in the 15th century who was Canon of Glasgow, Arch Deacon of Teviotdale and he held many prebends, was a Papal Legate, one of the founding fathers of St Andrews University and was a Professor of Logic, he is well recorded in history and was connected to The Dougla's.

He died in Leavenworth in 1895 and was interred in Mount Muncie Cemetery.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Alexander Caldwell
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Kansas
Served alongside: John J. Ingalls
Succeeded by
James M. Harvey