Former DC Councilmember H.R. Crawford dies at 78

Former DC Councilmember H.R. Crawford died Friday morning. He was 78 years old.

Family members said Crawford had been battling prostate cancer for 20 years. He served three terms as Ward 7 Councilmember.

Former Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, Crawford was also Assistant Secretary of HUD under President Richard Nixon.

Crawford was an Air Force veteran who opened two centers for veterans in Southeast D.C.

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