Craige, Francis Burton

Life Span
to
Full name
Francis Burton Craige
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
University of North Carolina
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Other Affiliations
Fire-Eaters (Secessionists)
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Francis Burton Craige (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CRAIGE, Francis Burton, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., March 13, 1811; attended a private school in Salisbury, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1829; editor and proprietor of the Western Carolinian 1829-1831; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Salisbury; one of the last borough representatives in the State house of representatives 1832-1834; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-third Congress); delegate to the State secession convention in 1861 and introduced the ordinance of secession in the form in which it was adopted; delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States which met in Richmond, Va., in July 1861; died in Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C., while attending the courts of that county, December 30, 1875; interment in Old English Cemetery, Salisbury, N.C.
"Craige, Francis Burton," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000862.
How to Cite This Page: "Craige, Francis Burton," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/11989.