"Have ordered troops sent to copper country immediately."

James A. Cruse was the local sheriff of Houghton County during the Copper Country Strike of 1913–1914.

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Cruse at the Houghton County Courthouse in Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan.


Letters to FerrisEdit

See main article: Woodbridge-Cruse Letters

"Deportation" of Charles Moyer and Charles TannerEdit


As Houghton County Sheriff

Predecessor: James Byers

Successor: Joseph Trudell

Cruse managed to maintain his role as sheriff from 1913-1916.