Samuel Alfred Craig

Samuel Alfred Craig (November 19, 1839 – March 17, 1920) was a Civil War soldier, attorney, and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Samuel Alfred Craig
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byWelty McCullogh
Succeeded byGeorge F. Huff
Personal details
Born(1839-11-19)November 19, 1839
Brookville, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 17, 1920(1920-03-17) (aged 80)
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceUnion Army
RankUnion army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War


Craig was born in Brookville, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools of his native town and Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He learned the printer's trade and taught school.

He enlisted in the Union Army as a private April 19, 1861. He was promoted successively to second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain of Company B, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned captain in the Veteran Reserve Corps, United States Army, and served continuously four years and three months.

Following the war, Craig studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Brookville. He was elected district attorney of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, in 1878.

Craig was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890.

He resumed the practice of law in Brookville, where he died in 1920, aged 80. He was interred in Brookville Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Samuel Alfred Craig (id: C000860)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Welty McCullogh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
George F. Huff