George W. Croft

George William Croft ( born December 20 1846 Newberry County, South Carolina, † March 10, 1904 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1903 and 1904 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Croft attended the public schools in Greenville. During the Civil War he joined in 1863 at the Military Academy of South Carolina in Charleston one. In 1864 he was, all cadets of the Academy, as incorporated into the army of the Confederate States. By the end of the war in April 1865, he remained in the military. In the years 1866 and 1867 Croft continued his education with studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1869 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession. Later he became president of the Bar Association of the State of.

Croft was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1882 and 1883 and again from 1901 to 1902 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina. In the meantime, he was also a member of the State Senate. In 1902 he was elected in the second district of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of W. Jasper Talbert on March 4, 1903. But Croft was his expiring on March 3, 1905 legislative session in Congress not quit because he died on 10 March 1904. His term of office was terminated after a by-election by his son Theodore ( 1874-1920 ).