CROWTHER, GEORGE CALHOUN, a Representative from Missouri; born in Lancashire, England, on
January 26, 1849; immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who
settled in Dakota City, Nebr.; attended the public schools until his tenth
year, when he became a printer's apprentice at Sioux City, Iowa; entered the
Union Army in 1862, and was mustered out of the service July 14, 1865; moved to
Kansas in 1866 and engaged in newspaper work until 1873; elected secretary of
the Kansas State senate in January 1869, and reelected in 1871 and 1873; again
engaged in the printing and publishing of a newspaper 1875-1886; moved to St.
Joseph, Mo., in 1877; appointed deputy sheriff of Buchanan County, Mo., in
1887; elected city treasurer of St. Joseph in 1888 and reelected in 1890;
unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress;
elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3,
1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth
Congress; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of St. Joseph in 1904; engaged in
the manufacture of iron and steel in St. Joseph, Mo., until his death there
March 18, 1914; interment in Oakland Cemetery.