Alabama State Treasurer
State Treasurer: 1874-1878
Daniel Crawford, public offiical and Treasurer of Alabama, was born in North Carolina, and came to Alabama in his youth, about 1833. He was for several years connected with the mills owned by John McNeil in Autauga, and later with the gold diggings at Goldville, Tallapoosa County. He settled at Coosa about 1840, and established himself as a planter and mill owner. He was elected to the State legislature from that county in 1847, serving in that body on the committee of Ways and Means and in formulating the revenue bill of that year. In 1857 he was sent to the State Senate for a term, and in 1865 was elected a delegate to the state constitutional convention. After he was disenfranchised by the Reconstruction Acts in 1867, he retired to private life. He returned to politics, however, in 1874 when he was elected to the office of State Treasurer, and re-elected in 1876.
Thomas McAdory Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. (Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers 1978, 1921), 419.