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John Crawford Crosby June 15, 1859 - October 14, 1943

Born on June 15,1859 in Sheffield, Ma.
Died in 1943
Married: Henrietta Richards on February 4,1897

Was a Democrat

Attended public schools in Pittsfield.

Graduated from Eastman”s Business College in Poughkeepsie N.Y. in 1878 Graduated in Law from Boston University

Studied law under Honorable Marshall Wilcox of Pittsfield, Ma.

Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1882.

Was in the law office with Henry Dawes.

Became a Judge

Was on the Pittsfield School Committee 1884-1890

Representative in the State Legislature 1886-1887.

State Senator 1888-1889.

Congress in 1890

Was elected third Mayor of Pittsfield 1894-1895

As Mayor was always looking for public improvements.

Approved the building of a Central Fire Station

Approved the building of the new high school on East Street.

Redfield, Russell and Briggs were all schools built under the watchful eye of Crosby