Member Biography

Erasmus Darwin Crawford 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1860       14 Democrat
1861       14 Democrat
1862       14 Democrat


06/11/1819 - 05/02/1864

Doctor Erasmus Darwin Crawford (D14) Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties 1859-1862

Early Life:

Doctor Erasmus Darwin Crawford, born June 11, 1819, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor David and Margaret Murray Brown Crawford; physician; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1860-1862; married; Pamelia J. Jackman Crawford, seven children, Margaret E.; William M.; Ellen B.; Charles B.; E. Darwin; Pamelia G. and Ulysses Crawford; died May 2, 1864 (44 years 10 months and 23 days) Juniata County, Pennsylvania, Interment, Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania  

Early Career:

Practice, of medicine, Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1843-1857; practice, of medicine, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, 1857-1864. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 14th district, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties, 1860-1862.


Brother, Doctor David McLean Crawford, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Blair, Centre, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties 1871, 22nd district, Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and Huntington Counties 1872-1873, 31st district, Perry, Juniata and Mifflin Counties 1877-1880. 

David McLean Crawford  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

A Manual for the Government of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1860) Zeigler, J., page 289. 

Dr Erasmus Darwin Crawford (1819-1864) - Find a Grave Memorial