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John Price Crozer


John Price Crozer

Photograph from
"Who's Who in Delaware County 1926",
a publication of the Chester Times.

John Price Crozer (2nd)

(A biographical sketch from "Who's Who in Delaware County 1926", a publication of the Chester Times."

John Price Crozer, retired manufacturer, resides in Upland.   Born in 1858, on February 23rd, the son of Samuel Aldrich and Abigail Coates Cheney Crozer.  His wife is Elizabeth Warder Crozer, and their children, Margaret Crozer Lober, Josephine Crozer Ludlow, Abigail Crozer Acker and Elizabeth Crozer Campbell.   Mr. Crozer numbers among his clubs the following: Union League, Art, Corinthian Yacht, Island Heights Yacht, Beach Haven Yacht and the Atlantic City Yacht.  He is President of the Crozer Coal and Coke Company and of the Crozer Land Association and a member of the directorate of the Delaware County National Bank, Delaware County Trust Company, Bank of North America, Philadelphia; Page Coal and Coke Company, Upland Coal and Coke, Crozer Pocahontas Company and the General Refractories Company.  Received a degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1878.  Is a member of the Delaware County Historical Society.  Attends the Upland Baptist Church.  In politics, Republican.  Yachting and blooded horses are his hobby and sport.


(The biographical sketch below was 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

John Price Crozer, the younger (1886 - -), son of Samuel A. and Abigail (Cheney) Crozer, was born at Crozerville, Delaware county, February 25, 1858, and educated at boarding schools in Philadelphia, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in the class of 1878. In 1881, on attaining his majority, he entered into partnership in cotton manufacturing at Upland with his father, the firm being S. A. Crozer & Son, a title under which for over a quarter of a century the business was conducted.

John P. Crozer was elected a member of the Upland Borough Council in 1881, was re-elected in 1883, and has continually served in that office.

Mr. Crozer is a director of The Delaware County Trust Company, the Commercial Trust Company, of Philadelphia, the General Refractories Company, and holds a like position in a number of other corporations. He was president of the Strathaven Country Club, the first person to occupy that office.

He was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble Minded and Epileptics, at Spring City by Governor Stuart, in 1911, and elected president of the board; Governor Tener re-appointed him a member of the board in 1913, which honor he declined to again accept. Mr. Crozer is a member of the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Training School at Elwyn, Delaware county. In 1913, he completed a splendid club house in Upland for the Upland Athletic Association and dedicated it to the young men of that borough.

 

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