Hector Craig Edit Profile
James Craig founded the hamlet of Craigville in the Town of Blooming Grove, and built a paper mill. Hector Craig later built a grist mill and a saw mill. Hector Craig was elected as a Jacksonian Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825.
He was elected again as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1829, to July 12, 1830, when he resigned. On March 22, 1831, he was appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham as one of three Commissioners of Insolvency for the Southern District of New York He was Surveyor of the Port of New York from 1833 to 1839, appointed by President Andrew Jackson. He was buried at a private cemetery on the Caldwell estate in Blooming Grove.
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