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Hector Craig

Hector Craig (1775 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland – January 31, 1842 Craigville, Orange County, New York) was an American manufacturer and politician from New York.


He was the son of James Craig who came to the United States in 1790 and settled with his family in Orange County, NY. James Craig founded the hamlet of Craigville in the Town of Blooming Grove, and built a paper mill. Hector Craig later built a grist mill and a saw mill. In 1797, he married Sarah Chandler, and their daughter was Sarah Agnes Craig who married in 1828 William F. Havemeyer, later three times Mayor of New York City.

Hector Craig was elected as a Jacksonian Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825. He was elected again as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1829, to July 12, 1830, when he resigned.

On March 22, 1831, he was appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham as one of three Commissioners of Insolvency for the Southern District of New York[1] He was Surveyor of the Port of New York from 1833 to 1839, appointed by President Andrew Jackson.

He was buried at a private cemetery on the Caldwell estate in Blooming Grove.



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Preceded by
Charles Borland, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1823 - 1825
Succeeded by
John Hallock, Jr.
Preceded by
John Hallock, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1829 - 1830
Succeeded by
Samuel W. Eager

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