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George William CRUMP

(1786-1848)

CRUMP, George William, a Representative from Virginia; born in Powhatan County, Va., September 26, 1786; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va.; was graduated from Princeton College in 1805; studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1806-1808; member of the State house of delegates 1817-1822 and 1825-1828; elected as Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Randolph and served from January 21, 1826, to March 3, 1827; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress; was appointed by President Jackson as chief clerk of the Pension Bureau in 1832, which position he held until his death; moved to Powhatan County, Va., where he died on October 1, 1848; interment on his home grounds at “Log Castle” on Swift Creek, Chesterfield County, near Colonial House, Va.

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

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