Charles Edward Crawford, CE’53 was born in Griffin, Georgia on May 8, 1931 to Charlie T. and Helen P. Crawford. After graduating with honors from Lanier Boy’s High in 1948, he attended Georgia Tech, receiving a degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. He worked in several Engineering firms in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. He finally settled in the Baltimore area working with Michael Baker Corporation until his death. Mr. Crawford was a member of Saint David’s Episcopal Church, the Baltimore Ski Club, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Club and the Mountain Club of Maryland. He was an avid hiker and conquered the entire Appalachian Trail. He also loved skiing, and travelled the world. It was on vacation in Bosnia that Mr. Crawford passed away after suffering complications due to a stroke in November of 2007.
Mr. Crawford dedicated a gift for the naming of the C. Edward Crawford Office for the Student Chapter of ASCE at Georgia Tech on October 27, 2004. As a student, Edward loved being a member of ASCE, but had to drop out because he couldn’t afford the dues. He hoped that his gift would enhance the chapter’s activities, and be able to help students on their path toward serving the Civil Engineering profession.
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