John Crosier, former longtime BIA president, dies at 75

John Crosier, 75, who served for 16 years as president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, died Nov. 18 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Crosier, who took the reins of the BIA in 1988, served for several years as a trustee of the University System of New Hampshire.

Before moving to New Hampshire, Mr. Crosier served as president of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and was commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development. He also served as director of the Massachusetts Division of Employment Security.

Before his government service, he worked as an executive for several Massachusetts companies.

He served on several boards of directors, including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, Leadership New Hampshire, Junior Achievement of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Forum on Higher Education.

A 1959 a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree in economics

.Jim Roche, who succeeded Mr. Crosier as president of the BIA, said arrangements for a service in December will be announced at a later date.

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