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Transcribed biography of Edgar Dean Crumpacker


Lawyer and congressman; born in Laporte County, Ind. He was educated in the common schools and at the Valparaiso Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1876, and has been in the practice of law at Valparaiso, Ind., ever since. He was prosecuting attorney for the Thirty-first Judicial District of Indiana, 1884-1888, and then served as appellate judge in the State of Indiana, by appointment, under Governor Hovey, from March, 1891, to Jan. 1, 1893. Mr. Crumpacker was elected in 1896 from the Tenth Indiana District to the Fifty-fifth Congress and re- elected in 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1906 and 1908, and is now serving in the Sixty-first Congress. He is especially known as an advocate of the reduction of the representation of Southern States in the Congress of the United States in the ratio in which such States have disfranchised citizens of the United States by laws establishing qualifications for voting. Address: Valparaiso, Ind.

Source: L.R. Hamersly & Company. 1909. Men and Women of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries. New York, New York: L. R. Hamersly & Company. 1592 p.
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