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Template:Infobox Congressman Francis Burton Craige (March 13, 1811 – December 30, 1875) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born near Salisbury, North Carolina, March 13, 1811; attended a private school in Salisbury, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1829; editor and proprietor of the Western Carolinian 1829-1831; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Salisbury; one of the last borough representatives in the State house of representatives 1832-1834; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-third Congress); delegate to the State secession convention in 1861 and introduced the Ordinance of Secession in the form in which it was adopted; delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States which met in Richmond, Virginia, in July 1861; died in Concord, North Carolina, while attending the courts of that county, December 30, 1875; interment in Old English Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina.

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Template:Start box |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #cccccc" | United States House of Representatives Template:USRepSuccessionBox |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #cccccc" | Confederate States House of Representatives |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
(none) |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from North Carolina
1861 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
(none) |- |- | colspan="3" style="background:#bebebe; color:#000000;" | Notes and references |- | colspan="3" style="text-align:left;"| 1. Because of North Carolina's secession, the House seat was vacant for six years before Jones succeeded Craige. |}


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