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William Harris Crawford

officer , senator

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