Newspaper editor, writer. Born– April 14, 1852, Nashville, Tenn. Parents– James B. and Ellen Kirkman (Erwin) Craighead. Married– Lura Harris, December 12, 1878. Children– One. Education– University of Nashville, B.Litt., 1872. Admitted to the Tennessee bar, 1876. Worked as an editor for New Orleans newspapers until 1882; editor of the Mobile Register, 1882-1926. Became editor emeritus in 1926. Died February 3, 1932.


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