Amherst County, Virginia, William Harris Crawford

William Harris Crawford – A 1824 United States Presidential Candidate Who Was Born in Amherst County, Virginia

William Harris Crawford, who was born in Amherst County, Virginia, ended up residing in Georgia early in his life. Crawford served as the Secretary of War and as the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States before running for the office of United States President, as a Democrat, in 1824.