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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 (1772-02-24)February 24, 1772
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, judge, and slaveowner 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.


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.

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