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was a politician in the United Kingdom
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He served from 1874 to 1877 as Member of Parliament
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MP for Halifax
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in West Yorkshire
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He was the eldest son of John Crossley (1772–1837) and his wife Martha Turner. Crossley was a successful carpet manufacturer, whose business (John Crossley and Sons) became a major employer in Halifax. He was the elder brother of Sir Francis Crossley (1817–1872), who had served as the constituency's MP from 1852 to 1859.