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Crawford, George Washington 1798- Statesman; born in Columbia county, Ga., Dec. 22, 1798; graduated at Princeton in 1820; appointed attorney-general of Georgia in 1827; elected to the State legislature in 1837, and to Congress in 1843. The same year he was elected governor of Georgia, and re-elected in 1845. President Taylor appointed him Secretary of War in 1849.