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James Ralph Craig, American university administrator. Recipient Certified of Merit United States Department Education, 1985, Certified of Recognition United States Department Education, 1987.


Craig, James Ralph was born on March 24, 1938 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Son of Ralph Edward and Ruby Odessa (Allen) Craig.


Bachelor of Science, Montana State University, 1960. Master of Education, Montana State University, 1961.


Credit and loan officer, Empire Savings & Loan, Livingston, Montana, 1962-1963;credit and loan officer, Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, 1963-1966;director finance aid services, Montana State University, Bozeman, since 1966. Member Advisory Committee on Student Finance Assistance, Washington, since 1988, chair, 1988-1991.


Member City County Planning Board, Bozeman, 1975-1985, vice-chair, 1979-1985. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1962. Member National Association Finance Aid Administrators (vice president 1972-1973), Rocky Mountain Association Finance Aid Administrators (president 1972-1973, Hall of Fame award 1988), Montana Association Finance Aid Administrators (president 1969-1970), Masons, Shrines, York Rite.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, collecting antiques.


Married Helen Marie Valach, August 30, 1959. Children: Jennifer Rae Craig Howe, Jeffrey Robert.

Ralph Edward Craig

Ruby Odessa (Allen) Craig

Helen Marie Valach

Jennifer Rae Craig Howe Craig

Jeffrey Robert Craig