William T. Crawford

William Thomas Crawford (* June 1, 1856 in Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina, † November 16, 1913 ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1909 he represented three times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Crawford attended the common schools and Waynesville Academy. Then he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1884 and 1888 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. After studying law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1891 was admitted to the bar he began in Waynesville to work in this profession.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Crawford was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hamilton G. Ewart on March 4, 1891. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 two legislative sessions. In 1893 he was a delegate at the American Bimetallic League in the capital Washington.

In 1894, Crawford was defeated Republican Richmond Pearson. For the 1898 elections, Crawford won against Pearson and take his old seat in Congress again on March 4, 1899. Pearson put but against the election results contradict a. After this had been upheld, Crawford had to cede back to Pearson on May 15, 1900 mandate. In 1900 he applied unsuccessfully to return to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Between 1900 and 1912, Crawford was a delegate to the regional Democratic Party days in North Carolina. In the 1906 elections, he was elected to Congress again in the tenth district of his state, where he replaced James M. Gudger on March 4, 1907. Since he has not been confirmed in 1908, he could spend up to March 3, 1909 just another legislative session in Washington. After his final retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Crawford practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 16 November 1913 in Waynesville.