Member Biography

Frank Penrose Croft 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       12 Republican
1917-1918       12 Republican

COUNTIES: Montgomery  


08/02/1872 - 01/18/1941

Frank Penrose Croft (R12) Montgomery County 1915-1918

Early Life:

Frank Penrose Croft, born August 2, 1872, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel Croft and Meribah Penrose; Rugby Academy; University of Pennsylvania, 1893; married, Elizabeth Shoemaker Brosius Croft, 1896, Joseph Brosius Croft, Samuel Croft, Frank Penrose Croft, Jr., Sara Elizabeth Croft; commissioner, Lower Merion Township, nine years; engaged, vice president candy confectioner; banker; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1918; unsuccessful Republican candidate, gubernatorial nomination, 1922, 1926; died, January 18, 1941 (aged 67) borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York; interment, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Early Life:

Vice president, Croft and Allen Company.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Montgomery County, 1915-1918; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, (Chairman), Insurance, Judiciary Special, Mines and Mining, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways, Railroads.

Unsuccessful Republican candidate, gubernatorial nomination, 1922, 1926.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1084, 1095, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1060.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) Tuesday January 21, 1941, Page 8.

The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Tuesday January 21, 1941, Page 31.

Frank Penrose Croft (1873-1941) - Find a Grave Memorial