Note: Crosby, Ernest Howard, social reformer, was born in New York city, Nov. 4, 1856; son of the Rev. Dr. Howard and Margaret Evertson (Givan) Crosby. He was graduated at Mohegan Lake school, Westchester county, N.Y., at the University of the city of New York in 1876 as valedictorian, and at the Columbia college law school in 1878 and practised law in his native city. He was a member of the state assembly, 1887, 1888 and 1889, and in 1889 was named by President Harrison and appointed by the Khe-dive, judge of the international tribunal at Alexandria, Egypt, which office he held until 1894. He was married in 1881 to Fanny Kendall, daughter of Henry Maunsell Schieffelin of New York city. After his return to America he was an active advocate of social reform and also of the principles Of peace. In 1894 he was one of the founders and first president of the Social Reform club of New York. He is the author of Plain Talk in Psalm and Parable (1898); War Echoes (1898); and of frequent contributions to the press. --- "The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans", Vol. 3, Page 51
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