Allen Craig (D22) Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Counties 1879-1882
Allen Craig born December 25, 1835, Lehigh Gap, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; son of Senator Thomas and Catherine Hagenbuch Craig; attended, Reverend John Vandeveer Academy, Easton, Pennsylvania; Lafayette College, 1855; studied law with Milo M. Dimmick of Mauch Chunk; admitted bar, 1858; lawyer, private practice, Mauch Chunk, 1858-1892; elected district attorney of Carbon County, 1859-1861; sergeant, Company A, 19th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, 1862, Civil War; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1866 term; reelected, 1867 and 1868 terms; not a candidate for reelection, 1869 term; counsel, Lehigh Valley Railroad; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1882; not a candidate for reelection to the Senate; elected, judge, 43rd judicial district, Monroe County, 1893-1901; unsuccessful campaign, reelection, judge 1901; director, First National Bank, Mauch Chunk; married Anna Isabelle Douglas, 1866, two sons Douglas and Harry, 2 daughters Hattie and Gay; died, December 31, 1902, Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, district attorney, Carbon County, 1859-1861.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1866 term; reelected, 1867 and 1868 terms; not a candidate for reelection, 1869 term.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Counties, 1879-1882, not a candidate for reelection to the Senate.
Elected, judge, 43rd judicial district, Monroe County, 1893-1901, unsuccessful campaign, reelection, judge 1901.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Father, Senator Thomas Craig 8th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne Counties, 1857 and 1859.
As counsel to the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Senator served as a prosecutor against the Molly Maguires, assisting (former Senator) Francis Wade Hughes, who served as chief prosecutor.
Trustee, superintended Dimmick Memorial Library Building, stipulated by the will of Milton Dimmick, whose father Milo, studied law with. Opened October 1, 1890, still in use today.
Chairman, Building Committee, Civil War Moment to brave soldiers who fought, County of Carbon, dedication September 28, 1886.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1879) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 662. 704 and 710-712.