CRABB, George Whitfield

1804–1846

Biography

CRABB, George Whitfield, a Representative from Alabama; born in Botetourt County, Va., February 22, 1804; attended the public schools; moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala.; elected assistant secretary of the State senate and comptroller of public accounts in 1829; served in the Florida Indian War of 1836 and was lieutenant colonel of the Alabama Volunteers; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; served in the State senate in 1837 and 1838; major general of militia; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joab Lawler; reelected to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from September 4, 1838, to March 3, 1841; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-seventh Congress; appointed judge of the county court of Mobile in 1846; died in Philadelphia, Pa., August 15, 1846; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Auditor's Office Administrative Correspondence, 1821-1932, 23 cubic feet. Correspondents include George W. Crabb. A container list is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Alabama Comptroller of Public Accounts Vouchers, 1817-1868, 15 cubic feet. Other authors include George W. Crabb. A container list is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor's Administrative Files, 1830-1831, 1 folder. Correspondents include George W. Crabb. A container list is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Crabb, George Whitfield. Speech of George W. Crabb ... against the Sub-treasury bill. Delivered in the House of Representatives, June 27, 1840. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1840.

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