William G. Crosby
|William G. Crosby|
|23rd Governor of Maine|
January 5, 1853 – January 3, 1855
|Preceded by||John Hubbard|
|Succeeded by||Anson Morrill|
September 10, 1805|
|Died||March 21, 1881
Crosby was born in Belfast (in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts) on September 10, 1805. He studied at Belfast Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1823. He then studied law. He had a successful career as a lawyer.
Crosby served as delegate to the Whig National Convention that nominated Henry Clay for President of the United States. He was elected to two one year terms as Governor of Maine in 1852 and 1853, both times finishing second to the Democratic candidate in the popular vote. A majority requirement being in effect, he was selected by the legislature. During his term, Maine continued to grow. He left office on January 3, 1855.
After leaving the office, he served as a trustee for Bowdoin College. He also served as a member of the Maine Historical Society.
He died in Belfast on March 21, 1881, and was buried at Grove Cemetery in Belfast.
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
- William G. Crosby at National Governors Association
- William G. Crosby at Find a Grave
|Governor of Maine