Thomas Hartley Crawford

Thomas Hartley Crawford (November 14, 1786 – January 27, 1863) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thomas Hartley Crawford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJames Wilson, William Ramsey
Succeeded byCharles Augustus Barnitz
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1786-11-14)November 14, 1786
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 27, 1863(1863-01-27) (aged 76)
Political partyJacksonian

Thomas H. Crawford was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College in 1804. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Chambersburg.

Crawford was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1833 and 1834. He was appointed a commissioner to investigate alleged frauds in the sale of the Creek Reservation in 1836. He was appointed by President Martin Van Buren as Commissioner of Indian Affairs and served from October 22, 1838, to October 30, 1845. He was appointed by President James K. Polk as judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia in 1845 and served until 1861, when the court was reorganized. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1863. He had his interment in the Congressional Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Hartley Crawford (id: C000893)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1829–1831 alongside: William Ramsey
1831–1833 alongside: Robert McCoy
Succeeded by