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District Judge

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).


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.