CRUMPACKER, Edgar Dean

CRUMPACKER, Edgar Dean
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1851–1920

Biography

CRUMPACKER, Edgar Dean, (father of Maurice Edgar Crumpacker and cousin of Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr.), a Representative from Indiana; born in Westville, La Porte County, Ind., May 27, 1851; attended the common schools and Valparaiso Academy, Valparaiso, Ind.; studied law in the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Valparaiso, Ind.; prosecuting attorney for the thirty-first judicial district of Indiana 1884-1888; served as appellate judge, by appointment of Governor Hovey, from March 1891 to January 1, 1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on the Census (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., where he died May 19, 1920; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Indiana State Library
Manuscript Division, Indiana Division

Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the Abraham Lincoln Brick Papers, 1853-1950, 6 boxes. Correspondents include Edgar D. Crumpacker.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Crumpacker, Edgar Dean. Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898?]

------. Contested-election case. Thorp vs. Epes. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.

------. The Porto Rican tariff. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.

------. War taxes. Remarks of Hon. E.D. Crumpacker, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, April 28, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.

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