William H. Crawford

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William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century.wikipedia
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1824 United States presidential election

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He served as United States Secretary of War and United States Secretary of the Treasury before running for president in the 1824 election.
The Congressional caucus nominated Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford for president.

John Quincy Adams

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Under the terms of the Constitution, the House selected from the three candidates who received the most electoral votes, leaving Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Crawford in the running.
The 1824 presidential election was contested by Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay, all of whom were members of the Democratic-Republican Party.

Democratic-Republican Party

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He aligned with the Democratic-Republican Party and U.S. Senator James Jackson.
At the party's 1816 congressional nominating caucus, Secretary of State James Monroe defeated Secretary of War William H. Crawford in a 65-to-54 vote.

10th United States Congress

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In 1807, Crawford joined the 10th United States Congress as the junior U.S. Senator from Georgia when the Georgia legislature elected him to replace George Jones, who had held the office for a few months after the death of Abraham Baldwin.

Andrew Jackson

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Under the terms of the Constitution, the House selected from the three candidates who received the most electoral votes, leaving Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Crawford in the running.
Jackson had come to dislike Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford, who had been the most vocal critic of Jackson in Monroe's cabinet, and he hoped to prevent Tennessee's electoral votes from going to Crawford.

Columbia County, Georgia

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He moved with his family to Edgefield County, South Carolina in 1779 and to Columbia County, Georgia in 1783.
Mt. Carmel Academy was run by the famous Southern educator, Moses Waddel; it was here that John C. Calhoun and William H. Crawford were educated.

James Monroe

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In October 1816, Madison chose Crawford for the position of Secretary of the Treasury, and Crawford would remain in that office for the remainder of Madison's presidency and for the duration of James Monroe's presidency.
Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford had the support of numerous Southern and Western Congressmen, while Governor Daniel D. Tompkins was backed by several Congressmen from New York.

Martin Van Buren

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Crawford also considered running for vice president in 1832 but decided against it, in favor of Martin Van Buren.
He was elected to the United States Senate in 1821 and supported William H. Crawford in the 1824 presidential election.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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He served as United States Secretary of War and United States Secretary of the Treasury before running for president in the 1824 election. After slightly more than a year of service in that post and after narrowly failing to win the Democratic-Republican nomination for the 1816 presidential race, President Madison appointed him Treasury Secretary.
William Jones served as acting secretary between the resignation of Alexander J. Dallas and appointment of William H. Crawford.

United States presidential line of succession

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After the death of Vice President George Clinton, Crawford's position as president pro tempore of the Senate made him first in the presidential line of succession from April 1812 to March 1813.

List of United States senators from Georgia

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In 1807, Crawford joined the 10th United States Congress as the junior U.S. Senator from Georgia when the Georgia legislature elected him to replace George Jones, who had held the office for a few months after the death of Abraham Baldwin.

List of ambassadors of the United States to France

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In 1813, President James Madison appointed Crawford as the US minister to France during the waning years of Napoleon's First French Empire.

United States Secretary of War

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He served as United States Secretary of War and United States Secretary of the Treasury before running for president in the 1824 election.

1816 United States presidential election

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After slightly more than a year of service in that post and after narrowly failing to win the Democratic-Republican nomination for the 1816 presidential race, President Madison appointed him Treasury Secretary.
With the support of Madison and former President Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State Monroe defeated Secretary of War William H. Crawford to win his party's presidential nomination.

James Madison

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In 1813, President James Madison appointed Crawford as the US minister to France during the waning years of Napoleon's First French Empire. In 1813, President James Madison appointed Crawford as the U.S. minister to France, and Crawford held that post for the remainder of the War of 1812.
With the support of Madison and Jefferson, Monroe defeated Secretary of War William H. Crawford in the party's congressional nominating caucus.

Presiding Officer of the United States Senate

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Crawford was elected President pro tempore of the Senate in March 1812, and then, following the April 20, 1812 death of Vice President George Clinton, Crawford, served as the permanent presiding officer of the United States Senate through March 4, 1813.

Tusculum (Amherst, Virginia)

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Crawford was born on February 24, 1772 in the portion of Amherst County, Virginia that later became Nelson County, the son of Joel Crawford and Fanny Harris, but at least one source has given his birthplace as Tusculum, a house whose site remains in Amherst County.
The house has been described as "one of the oldest and most architecturally significant dwellings in the Virginia Piedmont", and is said by one source to have been the birthplace of Senator William H. Crawford.

Crawfordsville, Indiana

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The city was founded in 1823 on the bank of Sugar Creek, a southern tributary of the Wabash River and named for U.S. Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford.

Lexington, Georgia

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He later studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1799 and began to practice in Lexington.

Crawfordville, Georgia

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The community was named after William H. Crawford (1772–1834), U.S. Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury.

Crawford, Georgia

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The present name is after William H. Crawford (1772–1834), U.S. Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury.

Crawford County, Arkansas

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Crawford County was formed on October 18, 1820 from the former Lovely County and Indian Territory, and was named for William H. Crawford, the United States Secretary of War in 1815.

Crawford County, Georgia

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The county is named for statesman William H. Crawford who had served as a U.S. senator, minister to France, and secretary of the treasury.

Crawford County, Illinois

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It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury at the time.

Crawford County, Iowa

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The county was named for William Harris Crawford, U.S. senator from Georgia and United States Secretary of the Treasury.