JAMES F. CROWLEY.
In no profession does advancement depend more entirely upon individual merit and ability than in the law and that
James F. Crowley has gained recognition as a leading attorney is the result of his close application, thorough
study and fidelity to the interests of his clients. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, April 9, 1879, and is a son of
Jerome and Agnes (Carney) Crowley, who in the fall of 1884 left Iowa and came with their family to Hastings. Here
the father engaged in business as a wholesale grocer, continuing active in that line until his death, which occurred
in 1905. His widow survives.
After attending the public schools James F. Crowley continued his education in St. Mary's College at St. Mary's,
Kansas, and after reviewing the business situation with its varied possibilities along industrial, agricultural,
commercial and professional lines he determined upon the practice of law as a life work. Accordingly he began studying
in the office of McCreary & Button at Hastings and was admitted to the bar on the 13th of June, 1901. He then
entered upon the active practice of his profession, in which he has made steady advance and is now accorded a liberal
clientage that has connected him with much important litigation heard in the courts of his district. He is felicitous
and clear in his statement, strong in argument and logical in his reasoning, and the court records indicate that
he has won many verdicts favorable to his clients.
On the 10th of June, 1915, Mr. Crowley was married to Miss Blanche Cantwell, a daughter of Thomas J. Cantwell.
They are Catholics in religious faith and Mr. Crowley belongs to Council No. 1123 of the Knights of Columbus. He
has served as grand knight and also as district deputy. He has membership with the Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks and he gives his political allegiance to the republican party, taking an active interest in both county
and state politics. He has served as a member of the central committee and for three terms filled the office of
justice of the peace. He is fond of outdoor life and, indulging his taste in that direction, secures needed rest
and recreation from the onerous duties of a professional career. He is a member of the Bar Association and he enjoys
the confidence and high regard of his colleagues and contemporaries in practice.
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