Member Biography

John W. Crawford 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1897-1898       45 Republican
1899-1900       45 Republican
1901-1902       45 Republican
1903-1904       45 Republican
1905-1906       45 Republican
1907-1908       45 Republican
1909-1910       45 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


04/25/1861 - 06/30/1909

John W. Crawford (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1897-1909

Early Life:            

John W. Crawford, born April 25, 1861, Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; public school, education; South West Normal College, California, Pennsylvania; engaged, real estate business; children, Holmes, Charles E., Carrie B., Mary Jane; president, First National Bank of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, since its organization; senior member, Crawford and Eberman, Bankers and Brokers, Magee Building, Pittsburg; first burgess of Duquesne, serving two terms; member, Duquesne borough council; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1897-1909; died, June 30, 1909 (aged 48), appendicitis, in office, Senate, McKeesport Hospital,  interment, McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45thd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1897-1909; committee assignments, Appropriations (Chairman), Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Finance, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Municipal Affairs; died, June 30, 1909, James L. Adams elected, fill vacancy, November 2,1909. 


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1909). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 942, 949-952, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 918.

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) · Monday, June 28, 1909 · Page 1.

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Wednesday, June 30, 1909 · Page 2.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Saturday, July 03, 1909, Sat · Page 2.

John W Crawford (1861-1909) - Find a Grave Memorial