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Arthur C. Crowder
Submitted by Lori Thornton

Crowder, Arthur C., general manager of the interests of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, in the State of Mississippi, with headquarters in the city of Jackson, is one of the able and aggressive young insurance men of the country, as is evidenced by the high preferment which is given him by this celebrated life insurance company.  Mr. Crowder was born in Fluvanna county, Va., July 16, 1868, and is a son of John and Mary Boardman (Jones) Crowder, members of well known families of the patrician Old Dominion.  He was reared in Huntsville, Ala., and after a due preliminary discipline, entered the Alabama Polytechnic institute, at Auburn, Ala., where he was graduated as a member of the class of 1889, having completed the literary course and receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  After leaving college he located in Birmingham, Ala., where he followed the vocation of fire insurance, and he has been identified with that business since 1889.  He was made Mississippi manager for the Prudential Company in 1902, and has since maintained his home in Jackson, where he has gained a wide circle of friends in both business and social circles, while the interests of his company throughout the State have been signally advanced through his able and discriminating efforts.  He is an excellent administrative officer and has shown much judgment in securing the best class of agents for his company.  In politics Mr. Crowder is an uncompromising adherent of the Democratic party, and in a fraternal way he is identified with the Masonic order, Mystic Shrine, Kappa Alpha college society and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of which last mentioned he is district deputy grand exalted ruler for Mississippi, taking a deep interest in the work of the order, in which he enjoys unqualified popularity.  He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias.  Mr. Crowder was married in August, 1899, to Mattie Robinson Saunders, daughter of R. L. Saunders, of Jackson, Miss.  They have one child (son), Arthur Campbell Crowder, Jr., aged three years.

Source: Rowland, Dunbar, ed. Mississippi, Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form, in three volumes. Vol. 3. [Contemporary Biography] Atlanta: Southern Historical Publishing Association, 1907. pages 167


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