EH Crump

Politician

Birthday October 2, 1874

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Mississippi

DEATH DATE Oct 16, 1954 (80)

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About

Mayor of Memphis from 1910 to 1915 who was a dominant political force in the city for nearly four decades. His influence in Memphis lasted much longer than his tenure as Mayor.

Before Fame

He came to Memphis in 1893, and ten years later began his political career, as a delegate to the state convention and a spot on the Board of Public Works.

Trivia

Courting Memphis's African American population gave him a reliable voting base, and he secured his lock on politics by manipulating the city Republican party.

Family Life

He was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Associated With

He was the "boss" of Memphis at the same time as Mayor Richard Daley ran everything in Chicago.