William Craik (politician)
William Craik (October 31, 1761 – 1814) was a United States Representative from Maryland. Born near Port Tobacco, Maryland, he attended Delameve School in Frederick County, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Port Tobacco and Leonardtown. He moved to Baltimore and was appointed chief justice of the fifth judicial district of Maryland on January 13, 1793, and served until his resignation in 1796.
Craik was elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah Crabb; he was reelected to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses and served from December 5, 1796, to March 3, 1801; again appointed chief justice of the fifth judicial district of Maryland and served from October 20, 1801, to January 28, 1802. He resided in Frederick, Maryland, and died prior to 1814.
- United States Congress. "William Craik (id: C000863)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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from Maryland's 3rd congressional district