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From the May 21, 1942 edition of The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

John Durrett Craddock (October 26, 1881 – May 20, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, USA.

Born in Munfordville, Kentucky, Craddock attended the public schools of Hart County. During the Philippine Insurrection and also during the Boxer Uprising in China served as a corporal and sergeant in Troop F, Third United States Cavalry. He was employed as a railroad engineer with the Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama Canal Zone from 1904 to 1910. He returned to Munfordville, Kentucky, in 1910 and engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the board of trustees of Munfordville 1910-1925. Assisted in organizing the Burley Tobacco Growers Association in 1922 and served as director from 1922 to 1941. He served as member of the Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park Commission 1922-1928.

Craddock was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. Field man, Federal Farm Board, Washington, D.C., in 1931 and 1932. Agent of the Kentucky Blue Grass Cooperative Association, Winchester, Kentucky, in 1933 and 1934. Treasurer of Hart County at Munfordville, Kentucky, in 1934 and 1935. He resumed his former pursuits. He served as a member of the State Agricultural Adjustment Administration Committee from 1939 until his death. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 1942. He was interred in New Munfordville Cemetery, Munfordville, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "John D. Craddock (id: C000849)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John D. Craddock at Find a Grave
  • John D. Craddock at The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry D. Moorman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Succeeded by
Cap R. Carden