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William Harris Crawford

William Harris Crawford, American senator, cabinet officer. member Georgia Senate, 1803-1807; member United States Senate from Georgia, 1807-1813, president pro tem, 1812.

Background

  • Crawford, William Harris was born on February 24, 1772 in Nelson County, Virginia, United States. Son of Joel and Fannie (Harris) Crawford.

  • Education

    • Educated privately in classical studies. Student Richmond Academy, Augusta, Georgia.

    Career

    • Moved to Edgefield, South Carolina., 1779, to Columbia County, Georgia, 1783. Admitted to Georgia bar, 1799. Member Georgia Senate, 1803-1807.

      Member United States Senate from Georgia, 1807-1813, president pro tem, 1812. Minister to France, 1812-1813. Agent for sale of land donated to the United States government by Lafayette, 1815.

      United States secretary of war, 1815-1816. United States secretary of treasury, 1816-1825. Democratic candidate for President United States, 1824, paralytic stroke ruined chance in 1824.

    Membership

    Member Georgia Senate, 1803-1807. Member United States Senate from Georgia, 1807-1813, president pro tem, 1812.

    Connections

    • Married Susanna Girardin, 1804.
    • father: Joel Crawford
    • mother: Fannie (Harris) Crawford
    • spouse: Susanna Girardin
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    Died September 15, 1834
    (aged 62)
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