William W. Crapo, U.S. Congress

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William Wallace Crapo

Birthplace: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Howland Crapo, Governor and Mary Ann Crapo
Husband of Sarah Davis Tappen
Father of Henry Crapo; George Crapo; Stanford Tappen Crapo; Anna Crapo and Larry Crapo
Brother of Lucy Crapo; Mary Ann Orrell; Rebecca Durant; Sarah Ross; Lucy Anna Smith and 5 others

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About William W. Crapo, U.S. Congress


William Wallace Crapo (May 16, 1830 – February 28, 1926) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Buffinton. He served slightly more than three terms in congress from November 2, 1875 to March 3, 1883.

Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, died in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Crapo is interred in the Rural Cemetery. He was a prominent attorney in New Bedford. Among his clients was Hetty Green.

William Wallace Crapo was a brother of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in his undergraduate years at Yale University. He graduated in 1852 and was a member of Skull and Bones. On April 15, 1851, Crapo visited Brown University, on which date he is credited with initiating 17 members of the provisional chapter there, re-activating the ten-years-dormant Brunonian Chapter.

In 1903, Crapo (pronounced cray-poe) was a founding member and first president of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, governing body of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

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William W. Crapo, U.S. Congress's Timeline

May 16, 1830
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 31
Age 33
June 13, 1865
Age 35
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Age 35
Age 36
February 28, 1926
Age 95
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States