POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 29th (1845-1847)
Representative John Dennis MCCRATE Biography
McCRATE, John Dennis, a Representative from Maine; born in Wiscasset, Maine, October 1, 1802; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Damariscotta, Maine, 1823-1835 and in Wiscasset 1835-1850; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1835; customs collector 1836-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of law in Wiscasset, Maine; moved to Boston, Mass., and continued the practice of his profession until 1852 when he moved to Sutton, Mass., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Sutton, Worcester County, Mass., on September 11, 1879; interment in Ancient Cemetery, Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
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