Joseph Craven (politician)
Craven was born at Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of Joshua Craven and his wife Ann. His father was a wool spinner and manufacturer who established a worsted mill in Thornton in 1831. Craven was a member of Bradford Chamber of Commerce and a Governor of Thornton School and of the Crossley Orphanage.
Craven married Ellen Knowles in 1845.
- West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service - Thornton Conservation area
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 446. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Joseph Craven
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1885 – 1892
William Pollard Byles