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JOHN CRAIG


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1885-1886 Democrat
 Counties   Carbon

Biography

10/23/1831 - 10/22/1908

CRAIG, John, a Representative from Carbon County; born, October 23, 1831 in Lehigh Gap, Northampton County (now Carbon County), Pa.; captain, Company I, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); captain, Company N, 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); captain, Company C, 147th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1862, Civil War); colonel, 147th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War); proprietor, J & W Craig, general merchandise store; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Lehigh Gap (1866-1897); railroad construction contractor; director, National Bank of Slatington (1875); president, Lehigh Slate Company; president, Carbon Metallic Paint Company (1880); elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention (1880); unsuccessful campaign, State Treasurer (1881); elected, school director, Lehigh Gap; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1884; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1886); died, October 22, 1908 in Lower Towamensing, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Towamensing Cemetery, Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.