Crawford, George Walker

Life Span
to
Full name
George Walker Crawford
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Peter Crawford (father), Mary Ann Crawford (mother), Mary Ann Macintosh (wife)
Education
Princeton (College of New Jersey)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Government
Taylor Administration (1849-50)
US House of Representatives
Governor
State legislature

George Walker Crawford (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
CRAWFORD, George Walker, a Representative from Georgia; born in Columbia County, Ga., December 22, 1798; was graduated from Princeton College in 1820; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Augusta, Ga.; attorney general of the State 1827-1831; member of the State house of representatives 1837-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard W. Habersham and served from January 7, 1843, to March 3, 1843; Governor of Georgia 1843-1847; appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Taylor and served from March 8, 1849, to July 23, 1850; presided over the State secession convention in 1861; died on his estate, “Bel Air,” near Augusta, Ga., July 27, 1872; interment in Summerville Cemetery.
“Crawford, George Walker,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000890.
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