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William Fadjo Cravens
Birth: Feb. 15, 1899
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1974
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

US Congressman. He attended public schools in Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated for the law school of Washington and Lee University in 1920. He was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced a law practice in Fort Smith, Arkansas. During World War I he served as a seaman in the United States Navy. Upon entering politics he served as city attorney for Fort Smith for ten years and was then elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress in a special election to fill his father's seat upon his death. He was elected to four succeeding terms, serving from September 12, 1939 to January 3, 1949 when he decided not to run for reelection. He was originally interred in Forest Park Cemetery but was relocated to be with his family. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Benjamin Cravens (1872 - 1939)
  Carolyn Dyal Craven (1872 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Echols Cravens (1903 - 1987)*
 
 Children:
  William Fadjo Cravens (1929 - 2012)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Fadjo Cravens (1899 - 1974)
  Nancy Cravens Eads (1900 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

U.S. House of Representatives
1939 - 1949
 
Burial:
Oak Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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William Fadjo Cravens
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William Fadjo Cravens
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Birth should be 1899. On the marriage bond he was 27 and Elizabeth Echols was 22. The headstone clearly shows 1899.
- Terry Echols
 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Apr. 18, 2011

- lisa greenman
 Added: Apr. 17, 2010
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