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George Knowles Crozer

George Knowles Crozer

Photograph from
One Hundred Years, The Delaware County Nation Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914

George Knowles Crozer

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

George Knowles Crozer (1914), son of John Price and Sallie (Knowles) Crozer, was born at West Branch, Chester creek, November 12, 1839. He was educated by private tutors, Chester Academy (Second street), and matriculated in the University of Pennsylvania, graduating therefrom in the class of 1860, with the bachelor of arts degree. He, with his brothers, J. Lewis and Robert H., formed the firm of John P. Crozer Sons, which continued in active manufacturing for over twenty years, when the business was discontinued. In 1863, when Lee invaded Pennsylvania, Mr. Crozer recruited a company, known as the Upland Guards, of which George K. Crozer was captain. It was mustered into the United States service as Company B, Forty-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, the first regiment raised by the Union League, of Philadelphia, and with his command was on active duty in the Gettysburg campaign. After the Confederates had been driven from the State, the regiment was ordered to the coal regions, where serious unrest threatened open rebellion to the State and National authority. The regiment was finally mustered out after nearly three months' active service. Mr. Crozer was several times the Burgess and a member of Council of Upland. He is a member of George G. Meade Post, No. 1, G. A. R., Philadelphia; the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution; Union League, of Philadelphia; the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; the Art Club, of Philadelphia; and the Springhaven Country Club. He is president of the board of trustees of the Crozer Theological Seminary; president of the American Baptist Publication Society; president of the Baptist State Mission Society; president of the George Nugent Home for Retired Baptist Ministers, Philadelphia; president of the Baptist Home for Women, Philadelphia; director of the Penn Steel Casting Company, Chester; and holds prominent places in the management of other religious and business bodies.  





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