Thomas J. McCroskey

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Thomas J. McCroskey (1874–October 28, 1948) was Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska from 1933 to 1934.


Tom McCroskey was born into a Santa Maria Valley pioneer family in Santa Barbara, California in 1874. He took part in the Fairbanks Gold Rush, moving to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1904 in order to prospect for gold. He took a job with the Alaska Road Commission in Fairbanks, and transferred to Anchorage in 1927.

In 1933, McCroskey defeated Carl E. Martin, 387 to 363 votes to become Mayor of Anchorage.[1] He served a single term, and did not run again. In 1938, he retired to Santa Barbara, where he died on October 28, 1948 at the age of 74.


  • Bagoy, John P. (2001), Legends & Legacies: Anchorage 1910-1935, S.l.: Publications Consultants, pp. 293–294, ISBN 1-888125-91-8
  • "Tom McCrosky, Alaskan Pioneer, Dies In States", Anchorage Daily Times, p. 3, November 6, 1948
  1. ^ "New Officials Chosen In Anchorage City Electoral Contest", Anchorage Daily Times, p. 8, April 5, 1933
Preceded by
Oscar S. Gill
Mayor of Anchorage
Succeeded by
Oscar S. Gill