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William Craik

Congressman

William Craik, American congressman. member United States Ho.

Background

Craik, William was born on October 31, 1761 in near Port Tobacco, Maryland, United States.

Education

Delameve School in Frederick County

studied law

Career

was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Port Tobacco and Leonardtown; moved to Baltimore; was appointed chief justice of the fifth judicial district of Maryland January 13, 1793, and served until his resignation in 1796; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah Crabb; reelected to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses and served from December 5, 1796, to March 3, 1801; again appointed chief justice of the fifth judicial district of Maryland and served from October 20, 1801, to January 28, 1802

Membership

Member United States Ho.