US Congressman. He attended Peniel University in Peniel, Texas and the University of Michigan, afterwards becoming an accountant, first in Des Moines, Iowa, and later in Detroit and Saginaw, Michigan. Crawford was also involved in several businesses, including ranching, trucking, and building and operating beet sugar mills. He was a Director of the Michigan National Bank and Detroit's Refiners Transport & Petroleum Corporation. In 1934 he was a successful Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives from Michigan and served nine terms, 1935 to 1953. Crawford was a member of the House Committee on Public Lands, and advocated home rule for the Philippines, Guam and other US territories. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952, after which he retired to his farm in Allentown, Prince Georges County, Maryland. In 1953 he was considered for appointment as Governor of the US Virgin Islands, but was not selected.
Bio by: Bill McKern