John D. McCrate

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John Dennis McCrate
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Freeman H. Morse
Succeeded by Franklin Clark
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
Personal details
Born October 1, 1802
Wiscasset, Maine
Died September 11, 1879(1879-09-11) (aged 76)
Sutton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic-States Rights

John Dennis McCrate (October 1, 1802 – September 11, 1879) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Wiscasset on October 1, 1802. McCrate graduated from Bowdoin College in 1819. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Damariscotta and in Wiscasset.

McCrate was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives. McCrate was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He resumed the practice of law in Wiscasset before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, continuing the practice of his profession until 1852 when he moved to Sutton, Massachusetts and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Death and burial[edit]

McCrate died in Sutton, Massachusetts on September 11, 1879 and was interred in Ancient Cemetery in Wiscasset.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Freeman H. Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1847 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Franklin Clark