A Biography of Samuel B. Crandall

Credit to: "Who's Who In Allegany County" Edited by Sidney A. Hixon

Cuba,NY - 1937-1938


CRANDALL, SAMUEL B., --  R. F. D., Andover, N. Y.   Born Nov. 6, 1874, in the Township of Independence, the son of William R. Crandall and Emily Jane Benjamin Crandall.

            Mr. Crandall was graduated from Andover High School in 1893, and from Alfred University with the degree B. S. in 1897. He received his degree, Ph. D., from Columbia University in 1904, and the degree LL.B. from Georgetown University in 1906.

            He is a member of the Bar of New York State and of the District of Columbia and was admitted in 1911 to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Society of International Law, a Trustee of Alfred University and a Director of the Andover National Bank of Andover.

            Mr. Crandall’s career began as a teacher when he taught one year at Apulia, N. Y., and two years as Principal of the High School at Pompey, N. Y. From 1902 to 1907 he was employed as a Clerk in the State Department at Washington, D. C., serving under John Hay and Elihu Root. From 1907 to 1910 he was connected with the Attorney General’s Office at Washington, D. C., as a Special Assistant, defending the United States before the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission. From 1910 to 1917 he was engaged in the general practice of law at Washington, D. C.; and from 1917 to date he has been engaged in farming on his own homestead in the Township of Independence, giving particular attention to the breeding of pure bred Holstein-Friesian cattle.

            Mr. Crandall is the author of “Treaties, Their Making and Enforcement” (Published by John Byrne & Co., Washington, D. C., 2nd edition, copyright 1916). Copies of this work were placed in all American Embassies and Legations; excerpts were reprinted by the U.S. Senate.

            While at Columbia Mr. Crandall was appointed a Fellow in International Law under John Bassett Moore. In 1906 he was designated by the Secretary of State as Secretary of the Board appointed to inquire into the laws and practice in the preparation of the comprehensive report to Congress which resulted in the Citizenship Law of March 2, 1907. He was also assigned to assist in the preparation of the Documentary History of the Constitution, published by the Department of State, in five volumes.

                                                                                                                                    July 9, 1937