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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

William CRAWFORD

(1760-1823)

CRAWFORD, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1760; received a liberal schooling; studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1781 received his degree; immigrated to the United States and settled near Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa.; purchased a farm on Marsh Creek in 1785, where he spent the rest of his life practicing medicine; associate judge for Adams County 1801-1808; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1817); again resumed the practice of medicine near Gettysburg, Pa., where he died on October 23, 1823; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.

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

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