CRANE, Philip Miller

CRANE, Philip Miller
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


CRANE, Philip Miller, A Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 3, 1930; attended DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., University of Michigan, and the University of Vienna; B.A., Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., 1952; M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1961; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1963; United States Army, 1954-1956; faculty, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.; staff, Republican National Party, 1962; director of research for the Illinois Goldwater Organization, 1964; director of schools, Westminster Academy, Northbrook, Ill., 1967-1968; staff for Richard Nixon, 1964-1968; director, Intercollegiate Studies Institute since 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Donald Rumsfeld; reelected to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (November 25, 1969-January 3, 2005); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2004; appointed by President Reagan in1986 to serve on the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution; died on November 8, 2014, in Jefferson, Md.; interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ind.

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External Research Collections

Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library

Provo, UT
Papers: In the American Conservative Union Records, 1964-1980, 51 linear feet. The records document the period from when Phil Crane was director of the American Conservative Union.

Library of Congress
Manuscripts Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Peter W. Rodman papers, 1964-2009, 42.2 linear feet. Correspondents include Phil Crane.

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Howard Nelson Lindower Papers, 1968-1983, approximately 50 items. Correspondents include Philip Crane.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Standord, CA
Papers: In the Donald Marquand Dozer Papers, 1893-1981, approximately 73.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.
Papers: In the Alex N. Dragnich Papers, 1859-2000, approximately 32 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.
Papers: In the Milton Friedman Papers, 1931-2006, 94 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.
Papers: In the Walter Henry Judd Papers, 1922-1988, approximately 150 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.
Papers: In the Alfred M. Lilienthal Papers, 1936-1997, approximately 87 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.
Papers: In the Albert C. (Albert Coady) Wedemeyer Papers, 1899-1988, approximately 80 linear feet. Correspondents include Philip Crane.

University at Albany
M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries

Albany, NY
Papers: In the Conservative Party of New York State Records, 1962-2004, 40.5 cubic feet. Persons represented include Phil Crane.

University of Kansas Archives
Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements

Lawrence, KA
Papers: ca. 1972, 1 folder. The papers contain letters, reprints, a taxpayers opinion survey sponsored by Phil Crane for President Committee, flyers, and a brochure.

University of Virginia
Albert H. Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the James J. Kilpatrick papers, 1959-1985, 21 feet. Persons represented include Phil Crane.

University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center

Laramie, WY
Papers: In the Anthony H. Harrigan papers, ca. 1800-1990, 66.75 cubic feet. Persons represented include Phil Crane.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Crane, Philip M. "The Confederation of Free Nations: A Solution to Selective Human Rights." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David Treen, 157-64. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Books, 1978.

___. The Democrat's Dilemma. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1964.

___. "Does the Campaign Act Cost More than its Worth?" Trial 13 (April 1977): 29, 32-33.

___. "Governor Jo Wright: Hoosier Conservative," Ph. D. Diss., Indiana University, 1963.

___. "Let's Not Wreck American Medicine." In The Case Against the Reckless Congress, edited by Marjorie Holt, 95-104. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1976.

___. Liberal Cliches and Conservative Solutions. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1984.

___. Onus with Honor: A Political History of Joseph A. Wright, 1809-1857. N.p., 1961.

___. "The Panama Canal Treaties: A Ten-Year RetrospectiL. Tom Perry Special Collectionsve." International Freedom Review 1 (Spring 1988): 3-17.

___. "Regulatory Agencies." Journal of Social and Political Affairs 1 (January 1976): 21-42.

___. "Stating the Claim: Executive War Owners." Cognitations 1 (Spring 1984): 1-7.

___. The Sum of Good Government. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1976

___. Surrender In Panama: The Case Against the Treaty. Introduction by Ronald Reagan. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, Inc., 1978.

___. What's Wrong with the Congress. N.p., 1973.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Philip M. Crane, Republican Representative from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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