|Mark L Crawford|
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|Marquis Lafayette "Mark L." Crawford|
source: The Handbook of Chicago Biography, John J. Flinn, 1893
Born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, December 7, 1848. Son of Richard M. and Mary Crawford; of Scotch and German descent. Was reared on a farm, and entered a printing office at the age of 15; at 19 published the Warsaw (Ind.) Union; worked at the printing trade in all the principal cities; edited the Switchmen's Journal for four years; hss been secretary-treasurer, president, and chief organizer of the International Typographical Union; also secretary of the first session of the American Federation of Labor; also president three terms and treasurer two terms of the Chicago Trade and Labor Assembly, and rilled the position of superintendent of the Chicago House of Correction for several years Has no religious affiliations; in politics he is a democrat; is a member of the Chicago Typographical Union, the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Masonic order; was on the preliminary committee that secured the Columbian Exposition, and served two terms on the board of directors of the World's Fair.
Married Mrs. Amie C. Willoughby, November 26,1891, and has no children. Is a citizen of prominence, and his career has been marked from his arrival in Chicago in 1871 to the present time as that of a man of sound integrity and good judgment.