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