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Name: Crawford, Monroe C., (1835-1919.)


Historical Note:

Monroe Crawford was born on May 26, 1835, on a farm in Franklin County, Illinois.  He was licensed to practice law before continuing his education at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Law degree.

Upon returning to Benton, Illinois, Mr. Crawford opened a law office.  In 1856 he was elected to the office of State's Attorney and again in 1860. In 1862 he volunteered as a federal soldier and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

      In 1886 he was elected judge of the County Court of Union County, Illinois, a position he held until December of 1918.  His term as judge totaled 44 years. Judge Crawford died on March 8, 1919.

Sources:

Crawford, M.C.  An autobiographical sketch found in Biographical Information and Photographs. 

Monroe C. Crawford Papers, ca. 1914.

Obituary by Masons.  Found in Correspondence, 1881-1919.  Monroe C. Crawford Papers, April 1, 1919.






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