William Crawford

William Harris Crawford (1772 - 1834)

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William Harris Crawford
Born in Amherst County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Richmond County, Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Crawford, Oglethorpe, Georgia, USAmap
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William Crawford is Notable.
Preceded by
John Pope

Preceded by
8th Secretary
James Monroe

Preceded by
6th Secretary

Alexander J. Dallas

Preceded by
George Jones
William H. Crawford
President pro tempore
of the US Senate
President pro tem

9th United States
Secretary of War
US Secretary of War

7th United States
Secretary of the Treasury
Seal of the US Dept of the Treasury

US Senator (Class 2)
from Georgia
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
Joseph Bradley Varnum

Succeeded by
10th Secretary
John C. Calhoun

Succeeded by
8th Secretary
Richard Rush

Succeeded by
William Bellinger Bulloch



William Harris Crawford was a partner in legal practice with John Dandridge Bibb in Georgia. John named a son of his William Crawford Bibb and William named a son of his William Bibb Crawford.

He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in 1824.[1] [2]


Seven states have named counties in honor of William Harris Crawford: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Crawford
  2. United States presidential election, 1824
Source S-2010613540
Repository: #R-2084255971
Title: Georgia Marriages to 1850
Author: Dodd, Jordan
Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individua
APID: 1,2085::0
Find A Grave Memorial# 9103117

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Portrait of William H. Crawford John Wesley Jarvis
Portrait of William H. Crawford John Wesley Jarvis


On 24 Mar 2016 at 01:49 GMT Dan Thompson wrote:

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