Wallace Crossley

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Wallace Crossley (born October 4, 1874 in Bellair , Cooper County , Missouri , †  December 13, 1943 in Warrensburg , Missouri) was an American politician . Between 1917 and 1921 he was lieutenant governor of the state of Missouri.


Wallace Crossley attended Mexico High School , Missouri, William Jewell College, and Missouri State University . He taught in Mexico and other cities in Missouri for some time . He then got into the newspaper business and became the owner and editor of the Johnson County Star newspaper . He was also financially involved in the Warrensburg Star Journal . Politically, he joined the Democratic Party . Between 1905 and 1911 he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives ; from 1913 to 1917 he was a member of the State Senate. The main focus of his work in both chambers was the expansion of the roads, the education system and the prison system.

In 1916, Crossley was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri alongside Frederick D. Gardner . He held this office between January 8, 1917 and January 10, 1921. He was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. In 1922 and 1923 he took part as a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state. He died on December 13, 1943 in Warrensburg.

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