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William Martin Croll
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by Louis Thomas McFadden
Succeeded by Charles Joseph Esterly
Personal details
Born (1866-04-09)April 9, 1866
Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania
Died October 21, 1929(1929-10-21) (aged 63)
Political party Democratic
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1913–1918
Battles/wars World War I

William Martin Croll (April 9, 1866 – October 21, 1929) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William M. Croll was born in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. He attended Keystone State Normal School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

He taught school, and moved to Maxatawny, Pennsylvania, in 1889 and engaged in the general merchandise business. He moved to Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1897 and engaged in the retail clothing business and in banking. He was treasurer of Berks County, Pennsylvania, from 1909 to 1912.

During the First World War, he served as naval officer at the port of Philadelphia, from 1913 to 1918. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912 and 1920.

Croll was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924. He resumed mercantile pursuits, and died in Reading. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery in Laureldale, Pennsylvania.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Louis Thomas McFadden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles Joseph Esterly

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