CRADDOCK, John Durrett (1881-1942)

CRADDOCK, JOHN DURRETT, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Munfordville, Hart County, Ky., October 26, 1881; 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; employed as a railroad engineer with the Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama Canal Zone, 1904-1910; returned to Munfordville, Ky., in 1910 and engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; 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; member of the Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park Commission 1922-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); 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, Ky., in 1933 and 1934; treasurer of Hart County at Munfordville, Ky., in 1934 and 1935; resumed his former pursuits; served as a member of the State Agricultural Adjustment Administration Committee from 1939 until his death; died in Louisville, Ky., May 20, 1942; interment in New Munfordville Cemetery, Munfordville, Ky.