William Harris Crawford

William Harris Crawford

Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Sep 1834 (aged 62)
Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Burial Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Plot William Harris Crawford
Memorial ID 9103117 · View Source
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US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served in the United States Senate from 1807 to 1813. In 1813, he was offered a position as Secretary of War by President James Madison, but turned it down. It was offered to him again in 1815, and he accepted. He served from 1815 to 1816 when he was appointed as Secretary of Treasury by Madison. He served under President Madison and under President James Monroe from 1816 to 1825. He made an unsuccessful bid for President in 1824, but was defeated. In 1825, he was again offered the position of Secretary of Treasury by President John Quincy Adams, but refused because of health problems.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Harris Crawford (24 Feb 1772–15 Sep 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9103117, citing William H. Crawford Family Cemetery, Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .