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Winthrop M. Crane

Winthrop M. Crane

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Winthrop Murray Crane was a U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 political figure. He served as the 40th Governor of Massachusetts
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

 between 1900 and 1903. He also served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1904 until 1913. He was a Republican.

Son of Zenas Marshall Crane and Louise Fanny Laflin, Winthrop was a leading member of the Crane family of Dalton, Massachusetts
Dalton, Massachusetts
Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. Dalton is the transition town between the urban and rural pieces of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,892 at the 2000 census.- History...

, owners of the privately held Crane Paper Company
Crane Paper Company
Crane & Co., based in Dalton, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of cotton-based paper products used in the printing of national currencies, passports and banknotes as well as in social, business, industrial and technical applications. Crane remains the predominant supplier of paper for use in U.S...

, sole suppliers of the paper for the Federal Reserve Notes, the currency of the United States
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In 1880 he married Mary Benner, who died in 1884 giving birth to their only child, Winthrop Murray Crane I].
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Winthrop Murray Crane was a U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 political figure. He served as the 40th Governor of Massachusetts
Governor of Massachusetts
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

 between 1900 and 1903. He also served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1904 until 1913. He was a Republican.

Son of Zenas Marshall Crane and Louise Fanny Laflin, Winthrop was a leading member of the Crane family of Dalton, Massachusetts
Dalton, Massachusetts
Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. Dalton is the transition town between the urban and rural pieces of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,892 at the 2000 census.- History...

, owners of the privately held Crane Paper Company
Crane Paper Company
Crane & Co., based in Dalton, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of cotton-based paper products used in the printing of national currencies, passports and banknotes as well as in social, business, industrial and technical applications. Crane remains the predominant supplier of paper for use in U.S...

, sole suppliers of the paper for the Federal Reserve Notes, the currency of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

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In 1880 he married Mary Benner, who died in 1884 giving birth to their only child, Winthrop Murray Crane I]. In 1906, Crane married Josephine Porter Boardman, 20 years his junior, from a politically well-connected family. They had three children: Stephen, Bruce, and poet Louise Crane
Louise Crane
Louise Crane , a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New York’s leading literary figures, including Tennessee Williams and Marianne Moore....

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He was hosting President
President
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 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States . He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity...

 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield is the largest city and the county seat of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the principal city of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Berkshire County. Its area code is 413. Its ZIP code is 01201...

 on September 3, 1902 when a speeding trolley car rammed into the open-air horse carriage carrying Roosevelt. The accident killed the president's Secret Service
United States Secret Service
The United States Secret Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The sworn members are divided among the Special Agents and the Uniformed Division. Until March 1, 2003, the Service was part of the United States...

 agent, William Craig
William Craig (Secret Service)
William Craig was the first agent of the United States Secret Service killed in the line of duty.-Biography:He was born in Scotland in November 1855. He was fair-haired, blue-eyed and stood 6 foot 4 and weighed 260 pounds. He spent 12 years in the British military and was honorably discharged and...

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