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William Wallace Crapo

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st district
In office
1876 – 1883
Preceded by James Buffinton
Succeeded by Robert T. Davis

Born May 16, 1830(1830-05-16)
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Died February 28, 1926
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Yale, Dane Law School
Profession Attorney

William Wallace Crapo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Buffinton. He served slightly more than three terms in congress from November 2, 1875 to March 3, 1883[1]

Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts on May 16, 1830; died in New Bedford, Massachusetts, February 28, 1926. Crapo is interred in the Rural Cemetery.

William Wallace Crapo was a brother of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in his undergraduate years at Yale. On April 15, 1851, Crapo visited Brown University, on which date he is credited with initiating 17 members of the provisional chapter there, re-activating the ten-years-dormant Brunonian chapter.


  1. ^ The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in Congress, p. 128-134.
  • William W. Crapo at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Headley, Phineas Camp: Public men of to-day: being biographies of the President and Vice-President of the United States, each member of the Cabinet, the United States Senators and the members of the House of Representatives of the Forty-Seventh Congress, the Chief Justice and justices of the Supreme Court of the United States., page 345 (1882).
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Buffinton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

1876 – 1883
Succeeded by
Robert T. Davis

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