Doctor David McLean Crawford (D21) Blair, Centre, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties 1871 (D22) Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and Huntington Counties 1872-1873 (D31) Perry, Juniata and Mifflin Counties 1877-1880
Doctor David McLean Crawford, born March 30, 1826, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, son of Doctor David and Peggy Brown Crawford; English training, received, three-year course under Reverend John Hutchinson, an instructor; Medical University, City of New York, 1848-49. Attended, second course of lectures 1850-1851, graduated, March, 1851; Physician; married, Ellen E. Jackman, children, Rebecca Murray, Anna Jane, Brodie Jackman, James Woodburn, Darwin McLean, Martyn Payne and, Edgar Druitt; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, 1871, 22nd district, 1872-1873; 31st district, 1877-1880; died, August 23, 1904 (aged 78) Juniata County, Pennsylvania; Interment Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania. (i)
Began practice with his brother, E. Darwin Crawford, in Thompsontown, Juniata County while still in school. Opened active medical practice, Millerstown, Perry County 1851-1864, Returned, to practice in Mifflintown when his brother Senator Doctor Erasmus Crawford died, 1864.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Blair, Centre, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties, 1871, 22nd district, Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and Huntington Counties, 1872-1873; 31st district, Perry, Mifflin and Juniata Counties, 1877-1880, member, Agriculture, Banks and Banking, Divorce, Education, Federal Relations, New Counties and County Seats, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Buildings, Railroads, and Retrenchment and Reform and Vice and Immorality Committees.
Brother of State Senator Doctor Erasmus Crawford; father-in-law of Brevet Brigadier General State Senator John Kincaid Robison (Rebecca Murray).
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1871) Smull, J.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 428, 430, 436-438.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1873) Smull, J.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 515, 517, 522-524.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1879) Smull, J.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 662, 704, 710-712.