George W. Croft
George William Croft
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 2nd district
March 4, 1903 – March 10, 1904
|Preceded by||W. Jasper Talbert|
|Succeeded by||Theodore G. Croft|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Aiken County|
November 28, 1882 – December 24, 1883
January 8, 1901 – February 22, 1902
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
|Born||December 20, 1846|
Newberry County, South Carolina
|Died||March 10, 1904 (aged 57)|
|Resting place||Aiken, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||South Carolina Military Academy |
University of Virginia
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1864–1865|
Born in Newberry County, South Carolina, Croft attended the common schools in Greenville, South Carolina. He entered the South Carolina Military Academy at Charleston in 1863. Along with all the other cadets at the Citadel, he was mustered into the Confederate States Army in 1864 and served until the close of the Civil War.
He attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1866 and 1867, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Aiken, South Carolina, in 1870. He served as president of the State bar association.
Croft was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903, until his death from a splinter in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 1904. While serving in Congress, he proposed the idea of building a post office in downtown Aiken. Upon his death, his son Theodore G. Croft was elected to finish his father's term in Congress. His son carried on the idea of building the post office. He was interred in St. Thaddeus' Episcopal Churchyard, Aiken, South Carolina.
- SPLINTER KILLS CONGRESSMAN; Representative Croft Injured His Thumb and Blood Poisoning Followed., in the New York Times; published March 11, 1904
- Lord, Philip (22 February 1990). "Old Aiken Post Office Sold". Aiken Standard.
- United States Congress. "George W. Croft (id: C000921)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- George W. Croft, late a representative from South Carolina, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1905
|U.S. House of Representatives|
W. Jasper Talbert
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district
Theodore G. Croft
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