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Erasmus Darwin Crawford



Session Office Position District Party
1859 14 Democrat
1860 14 Democrat
1861 14 Democrat
1862 14 Democrat
 Counties   Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry


06/11/1819 - 05/02/1864

Doctor Erasmus Darwin Crawford (D14) Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties 1859-1862

Early Life:

Doctor Erasmus Darwin Crawford, born June 11, 1819, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor David and Margaret Murray Brown Crawford; physician; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1859-1860 and 1861-1862 terms; married; Pamelia J. Jackman Crawford, seven children, Margaret E.; William M.; Ellen B.; Charles B.; E. Darwin; Pamelia G. and Ulysses Crawford; died May 2, 1864 (44 years 10 months and 23 days) Juniata County, Pennsylvania, Interment, Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (i)

Early Career:

Practice, of medicine, Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1843-1857; practice, of medicine, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1857-1864.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 14th district, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties, 1859-1860 and 1861-1862 terms.


Brother, Senator Doctor David McLean Crawford, 21st district, 1871; 22nd district, 1872-1873; 31st district, 1877-1880.


A Manual for the Government of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1860) Zeigler, J., page 289.

       (i) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66426273/erasmus-darwin-crawford