William Benjamin Craig

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William Benjamin Craig
William Benjamin Craig.jpg
William B. Craig in January 1908
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911
Preceded by William F. Aldrich
Succeeded by Fred Blackmon
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
1903-1907
Personal details
Born William Benjamin Craig
(1877-11-02)November 2, 1877
Selma, Alabama
Died November 27, 1925(1925-11-27) (aged 48)
Selma, Alabama
Political party Democratic

William Benjamin Craig (November 2, 1877 – November 27, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Selma, Alabama, Craig attended the public and high schools of Selma and was graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. He was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Selma, Alabama. He served an apprenticeship as a machinist in the shops of the Southern Railway at Selma from 1893 to 1897. He served in the Alabama National Guard as a private, noncommissioned officer, and captain. He served as member of the State senate in 1903–1907.

Craig was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910. He resumed the practice of law in Selma, Alabama. He died in Selma, Alabama, November 27, 1925. He was interred in Live Oak Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sydney J. Bowie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th congressional district

1907–1911
Succeeded by
Fred L. Blackmon

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.