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Eli Craig Eli Craig
Full Name: Eli Taylor Craig
Date of birth: December 4, 1812
Date of death: September 22, 1867

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 15 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1) (2)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Election of L.T. Wigfall for State Senator and Eli T. Craig, William F. Baldwin, and lawyer Pendleton Murrah, for House of Representatives in election of August, 1857 - "the state legislative races were decided in favor of the Democrats . . .," p. 169. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • CRAIG, ELI TAYLOR (1812-1867). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in discussion of Harrison County religious life and denominations, pp. 102-103. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Profile of election judge Craig's precinct south of Marshall, Craig's Mill, pp. 191-192. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Eli Craig, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Court of Claims  
    Education  
    Private Land Claims  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    Rules, Select  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Education  
    Penitentiary  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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