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George William Croft
Member of the United States House of Representatives

In office
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

In office
November 28, 1882 – December 24, 1883

In office
January 8, 1901 – February 22, 1902
Personal details
Born (1846-12-20)December 20, 1846
Newberry County, South Carolina
Died March 10, 1904(1904-03-10) (aged 57)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Aiken, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater South Carolina Military Academy
University of Virginia
Profession attorney
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Years of service 1864–1865

George William Croft (December 20, 1846 – March 10, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, father of Theodore Gaillard Croft.

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.

He served as member of the State House of Representatives from 1882–1883 and 1901–1902. He served in the State Senate in 1880.

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. He was interred in St. Thaddeus' Episcopal Churchyard, Aiken, South Carolina.


  • G at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
W. Jasper Talbert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Theodore G. Croft


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