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Hector CRAIG

(1775-1842)

CRAIG, Hector, a Representative from New York; born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1775; immigrated to the United States and settled in Orange County, N.Y., in 1790; founded the town of Craigsville, where he built a paper mill, grist mill, and saw mill; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1829, to July 12, 1830, when he resigned; appointed surveyor of the port of New York by President Jackson in 1830; United States Commissioner of Insolvency in 1832; surveyor of customs in New York 1833-1839; died in Craigsville, N.Y., January 31, 1842; interment in a private cemetery on the Caldwell estate in Blooming Grove, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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