Woodrow Cross, Founder of Cross Insurance, Celebrates 100th Birthday

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Below is the beginning of Agency Checklists’ article about Woodrow W. Cross, Founder & Chairman:

Perseverance. Integrity. Values. These are three of the words that come to mind for many when they think of Woodrow Cross.

Over the Christmas holidays, Woodrow Cross, the founder and current Chairman of Cross Insurance, celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and the many employees of Cross Insurance. With Cross Insurance’s growing presence in the Massachusetts insurance marketplace, we thought it might be interesting and inspiring to Massachusetts agents to read about Mr. Cross and his surprising career in insurance.

While a Maine insurance agent for over 60 years, Mr. Cross did not grow up in insurance. Born a century ago in Bradford Maine, his father actually owned and ran the town’s country store. As such, Mr. Cross’ first foray into the business world was actually selling seed via a two-wheel wagon strapped to his pony as a six-year old. Once a teenager, however, he joined his father in running the family’s country store.


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