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John Walter CRANFORD

(1862-1899)

CRANFORD, John Walter, a Representative from Texas; born near Grove Hill, Clarke County, Ala., in 1862; attended the common and high schools of Alabama and finished preparatory studies under a private tutor; moved to Texas about 1880 and settled at Sulphur Springs; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Texas; member of the State senate 1888-1896; elected president pro tempore of the twenty-second senate; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1899; interment in the City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Tex.

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

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