|William Martin Croll|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
|Preceded by||Louis Thomas McFadden|
|Succeeded by||Charles Joseph Esterly|
|Born||April 9, 1866|
Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania
|Died||October 21, 1929(aged 63)|
|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.
References[edit | edit source]
- William Martin Croll at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
|United States House of Representatives|
Louis Thomas McFadden
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district
Charles Joseph Esterly
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