Member Biography

William David Craig 


Photo, November 1920, Beaver Times; Bio: Smulls and Beaver County Times, Dec. 26, 1964

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918       47 Republican
1919-1920       47 Republican
1921-1922       47 Republican
1923-1924       47 Republican

COUNTIES: Beaver, Lawrence  


12/31/1882 - 12/25/1964

William David Craig (R47) Beaver and Lawrence Counties 1917-1924 

Early Life:

William David Craig, born December 31, 1882, Moon Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; December 31, 1882; Beaver public school education; Piersol Academy; Geneva College; studied law with Judge William McConnel, 1905, admitted, Beaver County bar 1908; moved, Beaver to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 1910, engaged practiced of law; elected, practiced law, Beaver County, 1908-1964; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1917-1924; served, solicitor,  Aliquippa, fifteen years; spouse, Grace Craig; died, Christmas Day, December 25, 1964 (aged 81), Rochester Hospital, Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interment, Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, State Senate, 47th district Beaver and Lawrence Counties, 1917-1924; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations (Chairman), Congressional Apportionment, Education, Finance, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Library, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Roads and Highways.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 984, 988, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 962.

William David Craig (1882-1964) - Find a Grave Memorial