Mr. Crowley is currently employed by Rusk State Hospital as a Chaplain where he has been conducting daily Bible studies and holding Worship Service for clients of the hospital since December of 2015. He is a member of the Rusk Church of Christ where he has previously served as a Deacon and Shepherd.
Mr. Crowley retired as a Texas School Band Director in 1999. His involvement with school music programs continued after his retirement and spanned a period of 38 years. East Texas school districts in which he directed successful bands were: Elysian Fields, Rusk, Grapeland, Tenaha, Garrison, Lufkin, and Lovelady.
He is a 1965 graduate of Nacogdoches High School. Mr. Crowley began his college education in the summer of 1965. After two years as a Music Major at Stephen F. Austin State University, his undergraduate study was temporarily interrupted as the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War began to escalate. Mr. Crowley enlisted in the US Air Force in 1967 and served a four- year tour as a Bandsman performing for civilian as well as military functions and events. After an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Crowley resumed his education at SFASU in 1971. By 1974 he had received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Education degrees as well as his Texas Teaching Certificate and the Texas Administrative Mid-Management Certificate.
Mr. Crowley is a past Texas State Democratic Executive Committeeman for Senate District 3. He also has served as Chairman of the Cherokee County Texas Democratic Party.
Mr. Crowley has been active in his hometown of Rusk and Cherokee County Texas. He is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Rusk Tree of Promise, a local non-profit service organization. He has also been a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Trinity Valley where he advocated for abused children.
Mr. Crowley was instrumental in the establishment of Christians Against Substance Abuse, also known as CASA, a faith based twelve step drug treatment program in Cherokee County Texas. Mr. Crowley is a volunteer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and brings the faith based, twelve step program into the Texas prison system. Mr. Crowley also provides the CASA twelve step program to inmates of the Cherokee County Jail.
Mr. Crowley currently resides in Rusk, Texas with his wife Susan. They live on their Scorpion Ranch in a hand- hewn log home constructed of logs they cut from their land.
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