Crandal Mackey was a prominent county politician and developer. Mackey was born in Louisiana in 1865. He was drawn to Arlington in 1885 while working for the War Department and attending Georgetown Law School. In 1890 Mackey helped to establish the Good Citizen's League, a powerful local social and political group that sought to shape the county's suburban development and promote Democratic political candidates. In 1902 Mackey was elected Commonwealth's Attorney with their support. The following year he established the Maywood neighborhood in Arlington.