William Wallace Crapo

William Wallace Crapo

Birth
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 28 Feb 1926 (aged 95)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 15684999 · View Source
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US Congressman. The surname is pronounced with a long "a" sound (CRAY-po). The son of Michigan Civil War era Governor Henry H. Crapo, he graduated from Yale in 1852, studied law and became an attorney in 1855. He was New Bedford's City Solicitor from 1855 to 1867, and served in the Massachusetts House in 1857. In 1875 Crapo was elected to a partial term in the US House of Representatives as a Republican, filling the vacancy caused by James Buffinton's death. He was reelected to three full terms and served from November 1875 to March 1883. Crapo did not run for reelection in 1882, returning to his law practice and becoming active in several New Bedford banks and businesses. He also served as a member of the Republican National Committee.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 15684999
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Crapo (16 May 1830–28 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15684999, citing Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .