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George Whitfield CRABB

(1804-1846)

CRABB, George Whitfield, a Representative from Alabama; born in Botetourt County, Va., February 22, 1804; attended the public schools; moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala.; elected assistant secretary of the State senate and comptroller of public accounts in 1829; served in the Florida Indian War of 1836 and was lieutenant colonel of the Alabama Volunteers; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; served in the State senate in 1837 and 1838; major general of militia; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joab Lawler; reelected to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from September 4, 1838, to March 3, 1841; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-seventh Congress; appointed judge of the county court of Mobile in 1846; died in Philadelphia, Pa., August 15, 1846; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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