William Crawford (Pennsylvania)

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William Crawford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by George Smith
Succeeded by William Maclay, Andrew Boden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813
Preceded by James Kelly
Succeeded by Samuel D. Ingham, Robert Brown
Personal details
Born 1760
Paisley, Scotland
Died October 23, 1823 (62/63)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic-Republican

William Crawford (1760 – October 23, 1823) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Crawford was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1760. He received a liberal schooling, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1781 received his degree. He emigrated to the United States and settled near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He purchased a farm on Marsh Creek in 1785, where he spent the rest of his life practicing medicine. He was an associate judge for Adams County, Pennsylvania, from 1801 to 1808.

Crawford was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. He again resumed the practice of medicine near Gettysburg where he died in 1823. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ingham
Robert Brown
Preceded by
George Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1813 alongside: Robert Whitehill

1813–1815 alongside: John Rea
1815–1817 alongside: William Maclay

Succeeded by
William Maclay
Andrew Boden