Winthrop Murray Crane
|Birthplace:||Dalton Berkshire County Massachusetts|
|Place of Burial:||Main Street Cemetery Dalton Berkshire County Massachusetts|
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About Winthrop M. Crane, Governor, U.S. Senator
Governor (1900-02) and Senator (1904-1913), Massachusetts.
Winthrop Murray Crane (April 23, 1853 – October 2, 1920) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the 40th Governor of Massachusetts between 1900 and 1903. He also served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1904 until 1913. He was a Republican.
Son of Zenas Marshall Crane and Louise Fanny Laflin, Winthrop was a leading member of the Crane family of Dalton, Massachusetts, owners of the privately held Crane Paper Company, sole suppliers of the paper for the Federal Reserve Notes, the currency of the United States.
In 1880 he married Mary Benner, who died in 1884 giving birth to their only child, Winthrop Murray Crane I]. In 1906, Crane married Josephine Porter Boardman, 20 years his junior, from a politically well-connected family. They had three children: Stephen, Bruce, and poet Louise Crane.
He was hosting President Theodore Roosevelt in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on September 3, 1902 when a speeding trolley car rammed into the open-air horse carriage carrying Roosevelt. The accident killed the president's Secret Service agent, William Craig.
From official Congressional bio: Attended the public schools of Dalton, Wilbraham Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., and Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass.; engaged in the manufacture of paper at Dalton; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts 1897-1899; Governor 1900-1902; appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902, but declined; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George F. Hoar; reelected in 1907 and served from October 12, 1904, to March 3, 1913; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1912; chairman, Committee on Canadian Relations (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses); resumed his former business pursuits; died in Dalton, Mass., October 2, 1920; interment in Dalton Cemetery.
Crane: Winthrop Murray: Senator. Born at Dalton, Mass. April 23, 1853, son of Zenas Marshall Crane and Louise (Laflin) Crane. Educated at public schools, Dalton, and Williston Seminary; A.M. Williams, 1897: LL.D. Harvard, 1903. Is a paper maufacturer, was lieutenant-governor of Mass., appointed 1904 to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. G.F. Hoar. He was elected by the Legislature in Jan. 1905 and re-elected. His term will expire March 3, 1913.
Governor of Massachusetts 1900-1902 United States Senator 1904-1913
Winthrop M. Crane, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline
April 23, 1853
Dalton Berkshire County Massachusetts
July 27, 1909
Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
October 2, 1920
Main Street Cemetery Dalton Berkshire County Massachusetts