Monday, January 2, 2012

William H. Crawford

William H. Crawford, "A Great Georgian", was born in 1772 and died in 1834. He served as U. S. Senator from Georgia in 1807. Subsequently, he was minister to France, secretary of war, secretary of the treasury, and came hear being Monroe's successor in the presidency. An article appeared in the Atlanta Journal dated June 9, 1925. "When Crawford was minister to France, he was presented to Napoleon, who was so struck by his firm step, lofty bearing and tall, manly figure, that he involuntarily bowed twice. Napoleon afterward said that Crawford was one of the greatest men he ever met, and the only man before whom he felt inclined to bow." - From Evans History of Georgia.

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