William M. Croll Edit Profile
He attended Keystone State Normal School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
He taught school, and moved to Maxatawny, Pennsylvania, in 1889 and engaged in the general merchandise business. He moved to Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1897 and engaged in the retail clothing business and in banking. He was treasurer of Berks County, Pennsylvania, from 1909 to 1912.
During the First World War, he served as naval officer at the port of Philadelphia, from 1913 to 1918. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912 and 1920. Croll was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924.
He resumed mercantile pursuits, and died in Reading. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery in Laureldale, Pennsylvania.
Member firm Heffner, Gilbert & Croll, clothiers, Reading, Pa. Member 68th Congress (1923-1925), 14th Pa.
Married Annie M. Kuhns, June 20, 1889. Children: Amy Blanche (Mistress P. Fred Eisenbrown), Mabel Alma (Mistress Lee Filbert).