Member Biography

Elbridge Gerry Creacraft 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1845       23 Democrat
1846       23 Democrat
1847       23 Democrat

COUNTIES: Washington  


1816 - 03/20/1849

Elbridge Gerry Creacraft (D23) Washington County 1846-1848

Early Life:

Elbridge Gerry Creacraft, born 1816, Van Buren, Washington County, Pennsylvania; son of William Atkinson and Sarah Cox Saxe Creacraft, married, Mary Vankirk, 1815, children, John V Creacraft; married, Nancy Vankirk, 1846; appointed, Deputy Surveyor General; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, Washington County, 1846-1848; died, March 20, 1849, Van Buren, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Burial location unknown.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Deputy Surveyor General, Governor David Rittenhouse Porter.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Washington County, 1846-1848.


Presumably named for: Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts Delegate, Continental Congress, 1776-1780, 1782-1785; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1786; member, United States Constitutional Convention, 1787; United States Representative from Massachusetts, 3rd District, 1789-1793; Governor of Massachusetts, 1810-1812; defeated, 1801, 1812; Vice President, United States, 1813-1814.


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

Washington Reporter (Washington, Pennsylvania) March 28, 1849