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
BibliographyCleveland, Len G. George W. Crawford of Georgia, 1798-1872.
Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, 1974.