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George William Croft
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
March 4, 1903 – March 10, 1904
|Preceded by||W. Jasper Talbert|
|Succeeded by||Theodore G. Croft|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Aiken County|
November 28, 1882 – December 24, 1883
January 8, 1901 – February 22, 1902
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
December 20, 1846|
Newberry County, South Carolina
|Died||March 10, 1904
|Resting place||Aiken, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||South Carolina Military Academy
University of Virginia
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1864–1865|
Born in Newberry County, South Carolina, Croft attended the common schools in Greenville, South Carolina. He entered the South Carolina Military Academy at Charleston in 1863. Along with all the other cadets at the Citadel, he was mustered into the Confederate States Army in 1864 and served until the close of the Civil War.
He attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1866 and 1867, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Aiken, South Carolina, in 1870. He served as president of the State bar association.
He served as member of the State House of Representatives from 1882–1883 and 1901–1902. He served in the State Senate in 1880.
Croft was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903, until his death from a splinter in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 1904. While serving in Congress, he proposed the idea of building a post office in downtown Aiken. Upon his death, his son Theodore G. Croft was elected to finish his father's term in Congress. His son carried on the idea of building the post office. He was interred in St. Thaddeus' Episcopal Churchyard, Aiken, South Carolina.
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