Norman Craig

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Norman Carlyle Craig
Member of Parliament
for Isle of Thanet
In office
1910–1919
Preceded by Harry Hananel Marks
Succeeded by Esmond Harmsworth
Personal details
Born (1868-11-15)15 November 1868
Died 14 October 1919(1919-10-14) (aged 50)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Dorothy Stone
Relations Maurice Craig (psychiatrist), brother
Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge
Occupation Barrister
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Lieutenant-Commander
Battles/wars World War I

Lieutenant-Commander Norman Carlyle Craig KC (1868-1919), was the Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for the Isle of Thanet from 1910 until his death in 1919.[1]

Biography

Born on 15 November 1868, the son of William Simpson Craig, a doctor from Ham Common. He was brother of the prominent psychiatrist Sir Maurice Craig.

Craig was educated at Bedford School and as a classical scholar at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1892, appointed King's Counsel in 1909, and as a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1919.[2]

In January 1910, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Isle of Thanet, and was re-elected in 1918.

In 1912, he booked a passage to America on board the RMS Titanic. However, he cancelled his trip and was not on board when the vessel sank on 15 April.[3] He cancelled his trip at such short notice that his name still appeared on the printed list of the Titanic's first-class passengers.[4] This led to early newspaper reports that he was among the victims of the sinking.

During the First World War he became a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

In 1918, Craig married Dorothy Stone of Hoylake. He died on 14 October 1919 after failing to recover from an unspecified operation.

References

  1. ^ The Times, Obituary, 15 October 1919
  2. ^ http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whowaswho/U195133/CRAIG_Lt-Comdr_Norman_Carlyle?index=2&results=QuicksearchResults&query=0
  3. ^ John Wilson Foster (1 January 2002). The Age of Titanic: Cross-currents in Anglo-American Culture. Merlin Pub. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-903582-37-4. 
  4. ^ "The Cave List". http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Norman Craig
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harry Hananel Marks
Member of Parliament for Isle of Thanet
1910–1919
Succeeded by
Esmond Harmsworth


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