Tom Crawford, the dean of state Capitol journalists, who reported on Georgia politics for more than three decades, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
He was a great inspiration to me. Tom’s Georgia Report model differed from ours at Georgia Health News, yet we shared a passion for our work as basically solo journalism acts.
Tom was generous with his time when helping a reporter who didn’t venture into the political jungle all that often.
Even when he was obviously ill, he explained to me in a patient, kindly manner just how the legislative machinery worked.
Not all journalists are so willing to help others.
I’ll miss Tom’s knowledge, sense of humor and keen observations about all things political. I’ll miss him even more as a friend.