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Encyclopedia > George W. Crawford

George W. Crawford (December 22, 1798July 27, 1872) was an American political figure from Georgia. He was a United States Congressman, the Governor of Georgia, and the Secretary of War under Zachary Taylor. Crawford's middle name is given as Walker in some sources, and Washington in others [1]. December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784–July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the twelfth president of the United States. ...


Crawford was born in Columbia County, Georgia. He graduated from Princeton College in 1820 and studied law. In 1822, he passed his bar examination and began to practice law in Augusta, Georgia. He was the state attorney general from 1827 to 1831. In 1827, he married Mary Ann McIntosh. In 1828, Crawford killed Congressman Thomas E. Burnside in a duel. In 1837, Crawford was elected as a member of the Georgia legislature, where he served until 1842. He then was elected as a Whig to fill the seat in the United States House of Representatives that had become vacant upon the death of Richard W. Habersham. He served in the house from January 7, 1843 to March 3, 1843. Between 1843 and 1847, he served as governor. As governor, he helped expand the Western and Atlantic Railroad, redraw congressional maps, and established the Georgia Supreme Court. He then served as Secretary of War from 1849 until 1850 under Zachary Taylor. In 1861, he presided over the Georgia state secession convention. He died on his estate near Augusta. Columbia County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the eight Ivy League universities, and is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A bar examination is a lengthy examination (two or more days) conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction. ... Nickname: The Garden City (of the South), Masters City Motto: We Feel Good Official website: www. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Whig Party was a political party of the United States. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Richard Wylly Habersham (December 1786 – December 2, 1842) was an American lawyer from Georgia. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia (W&A) is a railroad that runs from Atlanta, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784–July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the twelfth president of the United States. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

Preceded by:
Charles J. McDonald
Governor of Georgia
18431847
Succeeded by:
George W. Towns
Preceded by:
William L. Marcy
United States Secretary of War
18491850
Succeeded by:
Charles Magill Conrad
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