Crawford, Fred L. (Fred Lewis), 1888-1957

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Birth 1888-05-05
Death 1957-04-13

Biographical notes:

Born Dublin, TX, 1888; accountant, 1914-17; built sugar beet mills, 1917-35; director of Michigan National Bank; director of Refiners Transport and Petroleum Corp. (Detroit); Republican Congressman, 1935-53; died 1957.

From the description of Radio speech script, 1951. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 32058200

Saginaw, Michigan, sugar processor and Republican congressman.

From the description of Fred L. Crawford papers, 1925-1953. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419195

Fred Lewis Crawford, a member of Congress from Michigan, was born in Dublin, Erath County, Tex. on May 5, 1888. Before entering Congress, Crawford was in the sugar beet business, building, financing, and operating beet sugar mills in various sections of the country. He was elected as a Republican to the US Congress in 1934 and served until January 3, 1953. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1952. He died in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 1957.

From the guide to the Fred L. Crawford papers, 1925-1953, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)


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