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Elvin W. Crane

Born: Oct 20, 1853

Death: Jan 9, 1909

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Elvin W. Crane

Date of Birth : Oct 20, 1853
Date of Death : Jan 9, 1909

Elvin Williamson Crane was an American lawyer and Democratic party politician from New Jersey. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1898. Crane was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1853 to Samuel Crane and Naomi Williamson. His family settled in Newark, New Jersey when he was a child. He attended public schools in Newark and St. Paul's School. He began his study of law in the offices of Joseph P. Bradley, who would later serve on the United States Supreme Court, and Gustavus N. Abeel, later prosecutor of the pleas of Essex County. He received his license as attorney in 1875 and as counsellor in 1882. Crane married Emma J. Esch on July 9, 1879. They had two children, but both died young. In 1887 he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly. He served as an assistant prosecutor for Essex County and then was appointed county prosecutor by Governor Robert Stockton Green. He was reappointed by Governor George Theodore Werts, serving until 1899. In 1898 Crane was the Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey. He faced the Republican candidate Foster MacGowan Voorhees, who was serving as Acting Governor after the appointment of John W.


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