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John Enster CRAIG

John Enster CRAIG, American District Judge. Member of Knights of Pythias.; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.; Moose.


  • CRAIG, John Enster was born on March 14, 1853 in Claysville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alexander Kerr and Sarah Fergus (McLain (Craig).

  • Education

    • Waynesburg College; Wash, and Jefferson Company, 1877. Read law with uncle.


    • Elected to Iowa Legislature, 1886, re-elected, 1888. Elected Mayor of Keokuk, 1889-1893. Admitted to Supreme Court, United States, 1892.

      President, Board of Trustees of Keokuk Free Public Library, since 1894, Judge of Di6t. Court, 1918, re-elected. 1922, since 1926. Twice candidate for Congress in First Congressional District, Iowa.

      Candidate for Supreme Judge, 1912.


    Member of Knights of Pythias. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.


    • Spouse Fame S. Coulter, October 7, 1880, Washington, Pennsylvania.
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