Member Biography

Lawrence E. McCrossin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1929-1930       1 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


02/28/1878 - 11/09/1929

Lawrence McCrossin (D1) Philadelphia County 1929

Early Life:

Lawrence McCrossin, born February 28, 1878, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of James A. and Mary McCrossin; secretary, Democratic City Council, thirty-six years; member, Typographical Union, Number 2, Philadelphia Sports Writers’ Association; printer, Catholic Standard and Times, Philadelphia; unsuccessful campaigns, United States House of Representative, 1920, 1927; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1928-1929; died, in office of Senate, November 9, 1929, (aged 51), abdominal surgery, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful campaigns, United States House of Representative, Pennsylvania 1st District, 1920, 1927.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st District, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1928-1929, defeated, Flora M. Vare, primary; died in office; Joseph Trainer elected, November 4, 1930, to fill vacancy.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Sunday Nov 1929, · Page 3.

Lawrence McCrossin (1878-1929) - Find a Grave Memorial