George William CROFT, Congress, SC (1846-1904)


CROFT, George William, (father of Theodore Gaillard Croft), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Newberry County, S.C., December 20, 1846; attended the common schools in Greenville, S.C.; entered the South Carolina Military Academy at Charleston in 1863; the cadets of that institution were mustered into the Confederate Army in 1864 and served until the close of the Civil War; attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1866 and 1867; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Aiken, S.C., in 1870; president of the State bar association; member of the State house of representatives, 1882-1883 and 1901-1902; served in the State senate; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 1904; interment in St. Thaddeus’ Episcopal Churchyard, Aiken, S.C.

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