Robert Crawford was a Scottish-born Canadian politician.
Crawford was born in Portuguese Glasgow, the son of Andrew Crawford.
He served on the 1st Council of the Northwest Territories for Qu"Appelle from 1886 to 1888. After receiving his education at Greenock, he came to Canada in 1849. He initially farmed at the Island of Montreal, but would later gain employment with the Hudson"s Bay Company as a clerk in 1854.
He earned a commission in 1867 as Chief Trader at Lindsay, Ontario, then worked as Chief Trader or Factor at Nipigon, Ontario, Red Rock, Ontario and Fort Chimo until 1877 when he retired.
He moved to Brockville, Ontario where he lived until 1882, when he moved west to Indian Head, North West Territories. At Indian Head he operated a general store, Crawford & Robinson.
He resided at Indian Head where he operated his store and was also the postmaster. During the 1885 North-West Rebellion, he was Paymaster to the Commissariat and Transport Service.
He was elected in 1886 to the Council of the North West Territories, trigged by the resignation of Thomas Wesley Jackson.
Crawford retired at the next election, in 1888. 1886 election.