Theodore G. Croft

Theodore Gaillard Croft ( * November 26, 1874 in Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, † March 23, 1920 ) was an American politician. Between 1904 and 1905 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Theodore Croft was the son of Congressman George W. Croft ( 1846-1904 ). He attended the common schools and then to 1895 the Bethel Military Academy in Warrenton ( Virginia). After a subsequent law studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and its made ​​in 1897 admitted to the bar he began in Aiken to work in his new profession.

Croft was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of his father in March 1904, he was at the election due in the second constituency of South Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on May 17, 1904 its new mandate. Since he resigned at the regular elections of 1904 on a bid again, Croft was only able to finish the opened legislature of his father in Congress until March 3, 1905.

As a result, Theodore Croft again worked as a lawyer. In the years 1907 and 1908 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina; 1909 to 1912 he was a member of the State Senate. Shortly before the end of the First World War, he joined the U.S. Army on 29 October 1918. He was sent to a training camp and remained there until December 5 of that year. He then worked again until his death on 23 March 1920 and, as a lawyer.