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William Fadjo Cravens
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
September 12, 1939 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by William B. Cravens
Succeeded by Boyd A. Tackett
Personal details
Born February 15, 1899 (1899-02-15)
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Died April 16, 1974 (1974-04-17) (aged 75)
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth B. Echols Cravens
Children Katherine Elizabeth Cravens

William Fadjo Cravens

Alma mater Washington & Lee University
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War I

William Fadjo Cravens (February 15, 1899 – April 16, 1974) was an American politician and a United States Congressman (Democrat, Arkansas).


Cravens was born on February 15, 1899 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Arkansas Congressman William B. Cravens and Carolyn (Dyal) Cravens. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Pittsburgh; he also attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, from which he received a law degree. He was married on February 16, 1926, to Elizabeth B. Echols and they had two children, Katherine Elizabeth Cravens and William Fadjo Cravens.[1]


After having served in World War I in the United States Navy, Cravens passed the bar in 1920 and began a law practice in Fort Smith. He took the position of City Attorney in Fort Smith.[2]

Elected to the 76th United States Congress in a special election, Cravens filled the term of his father, William Ben Cravens, who had died in office, Cravens was re-elected, and served in Congress from September 12, 1939 to January 3, 1949.[3]


Cravens died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, on April 16, 1974 (age 75 years, 60 days). He is interred at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.[4]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William B. Cravens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Boyd A. Tackett

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