Ex-coun­cil mem­ber Craw­ford eu­lo­gized

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Hamil R. Har­ris

Ma­jor D.C. po­lit­i­cal fig­ures, past and present, gath­ered at a South­east Wash­ing­ton church Satur­day to pay fi­nal re­spects to for­mer D.C. Coun­cil mem­ber H.R. Craw­ford.

Craw­ford, who died Feb. 10 at age 78, was re­mem­bered at St. Fran­cis Xavier Catholic Church as a zeal­ous ad­vo­cate for res­i­dents of Ward 7 and for a long, some­times con­tro­ver­sial, ca­reer as a real es­tate de­vel­oper and fed­eral hous­ing of­fi­cial.

“He was smart, strate­gic, and he knew how to make things hap­pen, and we knew we had to close ranks and fol­low him,” for­mer mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly (D) told the packed crowd.

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