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David McLean Crawford


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1871 21 Democrat
1872 22 Democrat
1873 22 Democrat
1877 31 Democrat
1878 31 Democrat
1879-1880 31 Democrat
 Counties   Blair, Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry

Biography

03/30/1826 - 08/23/1904

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

Early Life: 

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)  

Early Career:

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.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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. 

Legacy:

Brother of State Senator Doctor Erasmus Crawford; father-in-law of Brevet Brigadier General State Senator John Kincaid Robison (Rebecca Murray).

Cited:

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. 

     (i) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66459476/david-mclean-crawford(i0