William H. Crawford

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William Harris Crawford
9th United States Secretary of War
In office
August 1, 1815 – October 22, 1816
President James Madison
Preceded by James Monroe
Succeeded by John C. Calhoun
7th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
October 22, 1816 – March 6, 1825
President James Madison (1816-1817)
James Monroe (1817-1825)
Preceded by Alexander J. Dallas
Succeeded by Richard Rush
Personal details
Born February 24, 1772(1772-02-24)
Amherst County, Virginia, U.S.
Died September 15, 1834(1834-09-15) (aged 62)
Crawford, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession Lawyer, Politician, Judge, Farmer, Teacher

William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772September 15, 1834) was an important American politician, as well as a judge, during the early 19th century. 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.

Legacy[change | change source]

In 1875, Crawford appeared on the 50 cent bill.

The town of Crawfordsville, Indiana, as well as Crawford County, Illinois; Crawford County, Iowa; Crawford County, Missouri; Crawford County, Arkansas; Crawford County, Wisconsin; Crawfordville, Georgia; and Crawford County, Georgia, are named for Crawford.