George Walker Crawford - President Georgia Convention

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George Walker Crawford
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Born: December 22, 1798

Birthplace: Columbia County, Georgia

Father: Peter Crawford 1765 – 1830
(Buried: Peter Crawford Cemetery, Columbia County, Georgia)​

Mother: Mary Ann Crawford 1769 – 1852
(Buried: Peter Crawford Cemetery, Columbia County, Georgia)​

Wife: Mary Ann Mackintosh 1801 – 1878
(Buried: Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​

Married: May 4, 1826, Richmond County, Georgia

Children:

William Peter Crawford 1832 – 1891​
(Buried: Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​
Sarah Macintosh Crawford Mays 1835 – 1915​
(Buried: Oakview Cemetery, Albany, Georgia)​

Education:

1820: Graduated from Princeton College​

Occupation:

Attorney in Augusta, Georgia​

Political Career:

1827 – 1831: Georgia State Attorney General​
1837 – 1842: Georgia State Representative​
1843: United States Representative from Georgia​
1843 – 1847: Governor of Georgia​
1849 – 1850: United States Secretary of U.S. War Department​
1861: President of Georgia State Secession Convention​
1861: Considered Author of Georgia’s Ordnance of Secession​
1865: Received full amnesty from President Andrew Johnson​

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Died: July 27, 1872

Place of Death: Belair Plantation, Augusta, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia

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