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Crawford J. Carroll - Dover, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily
N 39° 09.516 W 075° 31.396
18S E 454790 N 4334507
Quick Description: Memorial to Dover's longtime Mayor
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2014 8:41:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQFA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
This memorial was erected in 2001 in memory of longtime Dover Mayor Crawford J. Carroll, who served as mayor from 1962-1976 and from 1982-1988. It is located in front of Dover's City Hall building. There is a central memorial featuring an image of the mayor and two adjacent markers that describe his life and accomplishments. The text of the memorials read:

MAYOR 1962 - 1976
MAYOR 1982 - 1988

As Mayor and always as a proud
citizen of Dover, he gave his
time, talents and vigorous
energy freely in leading the
Capitol City during a period of
historic growth.



   If even an individual citizen embodied the warm and friendly spirit of Delaware's Capital City, it was Crawford Carroll. A natural leader, he promoted the city's progress during a period of unprecedented economic and population growth

   In 1959, at age 29, he was elected to Dover's City Council. Five
years later he was elected Mayor. He served for a total of 20 years - ten 2-year terms - with a six year hiatus from 1976 to 1982.

   The community's citizens recognized his commitment. He won every election he entered. His positive attitude and personality, and his sense of humor, served him well.

   When he decided to leave office in 1988, City Council conferred on him the title of "Mayor Emeritus." a designation given to no one else.

   In the 20th Century the name Crawford Carroll stands above all others in Dover's governmental history. He brought honor to his beloved Capital City and was in turn loved and respected by those who knew him.


   In the 1960's and through the 1980's, life in slow-paced Dover grew busier. New parills arrived. Annexation added to both the population and taxable base. Cooperation with Kent County's government advanced.

   Relations between Dover AFB and the community flourished. City government evolved and improved. Dover strengthened its electric power business. Parks blossomed.

   All this and more involved many city officials and citizens working together, with the Mayor's influence always a major factor.

   Besides fulfilling his official duties, his energies extended to many organizations. Various civic and fraternal groups honored him; Dover's Outstanding Young Man of the Year; Honorary Doctor of Law, Delaware State College; Paul Harris Fellow [Rotary]; to name a few.

   His leadership extended beyond Delaware - in 1967 he was elected to the board of the National League of Cities. He helped form the Delaware League of Local Governments and became its first president.

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Location: City Hall

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