Frank CROWTHER, Congress, NY (1870-1955)


CROWTHER, Frank, a Representative from New York; born in Liverpool, England, July 10, 1870; immigrated to the United States in 1872 with his parents, who settled in Canton, Mass.; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Lowell School of Design, a branch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1888; designer of fabrics, carpets, and rugs for seven years; was graduated from Harvard Dental School in 1898 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; moved to Perth Amboy, N.J., in 1901 and continued the practice of dentistry; member of the New Jersey house of assembly in 1904 and 1905; member of the Middlesex County Board of Taxation 1906-1909; moved to Schenectady, N.Y., in 1912 and continued the practice of his profession until elected to Congress; president of the common council of Schenectady in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1943 and engaged in violin study, landscape painting, and public speaking; died in Pueblo, Colo., July 20, 1955; interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present