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This Day in Georgia History

October 22, 1816

William H. Crawford Appointed Secretary of the Treasury

President James Monroe appointed Georgian William H. Crawford, then U.S. Secretary of War, to be U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Crawford would head the Treasury Department - at the time the largest agency in the federal government - for the next eight and one-half years.

To view a letter from James Monroe to William H. Crawford, see the Digital Library of Georgia.