William H. Crawford
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William Harris Crawford
Portrait of William H. Crawford

5th President of the United States
March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825

Predecessor James Madison
Born February 24, 1772
Port Conway, Virginia
Died September 15, 1834 (aged 62)
Montpelier, Virginia
Political Party Democratic-Republican
Profession Lawyer, Politician, Lawyer
William H. Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician and 5th President of the United States. Crawford also served as Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816, but was elected in the 1816 presidential election, and the 1820 presidential election as president. During his presidency, Crawford passed the American Plan, which helped develop the United States into an much stronger nation; the Crawford-Guerrero Treaty of 1824 - which established the borders of the United States and Mexico; and establish better relations with the French Empire.