Curtis C. Crawford donated his papers to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection on February 15, 1990.
Curtis Crawford was born on April 18, 1921 in Paris, Tennessee. He served in the Army Engineers for three years during World War II and received a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia State College in 1947. LL.B. from Lincoln University's in 1951. He began a law practice in St. Louis in 1952.
Crawford had a lifelong association with the Republican party and served as Assistant Circuit Attorney in St. Louis from 1956-1964 and was director of the Legal Aid Society from 1966-1967. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House from the First Congressional District of Missouri in 1968 and for Mayor of St. Louis in 1985. President Richard Nixon appointed Curtis regional director of the Small Business Administration in 1970. Other appointments include Commissioner of U.S. Parole Commission and the St. Louis Election Commission.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Collection documents Crawford's political campaigns and federal appointments.
Folder 1. Campaign Literature, 1964
Folder 2. Campaign Literature, 1968
Folder 3. Small Business Administration Appointment, 1970
Folder 4. Parole Commission Appointment, 1970
Folder 5. Mayoral Campaign material, 1985
Folder 6. Correspondence and Newsclippings, 1985
Folder 7. Photographs, 484.1-484.11
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