Jordan Edgar Cravens

Jordan Edgar Cravens

Birth
Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri, USA
Death 8 Apr 1914 (aged 83)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 6727690 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Cane Hill Academy Arkansas, in 1850, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced to practice law in Clarksville, Arkansas. At the advent of the Civil War, he was a member of the Arkansas State House of Representatives when joined the Confederate Army and served as a Colonel in command of the 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment. After the war, he was prosecuting attorney of Johnson County Arkansas, (1865-66) and a member of the Arkansas State Senate, (1866-68). In 1877, he was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress, as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1883. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and served as judge of the circuit court, (1890-94).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 28 Aug 2002
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jordan Edgar Cravens (7 Nov 1830–8 Apr 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6727690, citing Oakland Memorial Cemetery, Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .