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William Benjamin CRAIG

(1877-1925)

CRAIG, William Benjamin, a Representative from Alabama; born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., November 2, 1877; attended the public and high schools of Selma and was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Selma, Ala.; served an apprenticeship as a machinist in the shops of the Southern Railway at Selma from 1893 to 1897; served in the Alabama National Guard as a private, noncommissioned officer, and captain; member of the State senate 1903-1907; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Selma, Ala.; died in Selma, Ala., November 27, 1925; interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

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

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