William Fadjo Cravens

William Fadjo Cravens (* February 15, 1899 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, † April 16, 1974 ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1949 he represented the fourth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Fadjo Cravens was the son of William B. Cravens, who had represented 1907-1939 twice the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. The younger Cravens attended the common schools, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. After studying law at Washington and Lee University in Lexington (Virginia ) and its made ​​in 1920 Admitted to the Bar in Fort Smith Cravens began to work in this profession. His education was interrupted during the First World War, in which he participated as a soldier in the U.S. Navy. Later he spent ten years attorney for the city of Fort Smith.

Cravens was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of his father he was elected on September 12, 1939 in the necessary by-election as his successor in Congress. After he was confirmed in the following four regular congressional elections each in his mandate, he could remain in Washington until January 3, 1949 the House of Representatives. In 1948, Craven gave up for reelection. He retired from politics and devoted himself until his death in 1974 his private affairs.