He was appointed Acting Chancellor, somewhat unwillingly due to health concerns, following the departure of Edward Litchfield. Crawford died of a heart attack January 26, 1966. The University honored him with the title of 13th Chancellor four months after his death.
He began his Pitt career in 1924 as an instructor and eventually professor of biology. He also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as Secretary of the University and Dean of the Faculties.
Crawford Hall, completed in 1968 on Tennyson Ave. on Pitt's campus, is named in his honor.
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1965 – 1966
- Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7.
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