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Robert Crozier

Robert Crozier

Politician. Republican. Born: October 1827, Harrison County, Ohio. Died:  October 2, 1895, Leavenworth, Kansas. Served in U.S. Senate: November 24, 1873, to February 2, 1874.

Born October of 1827, in Harrison County, Ohio, Robert Crozier moved west in 1856 and settled in Leavenworth. A lawyer, newspaperman, and banker, Crozier served as a U. S. district attorney and chief justice of the state supreme court before being appointed to the Senate upon the resignation of Alexander Caldwell. Crozier remained in office only until the legislature could choose a successor, and thus gained distinction among U. S. senators from Kansas for brevity of service--72 days. He died in Leavenworth on October 2, 1895.

Entry: Crozier, Robert

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: January 2013

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