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Transcribed biography of Harry L. Crumpacker

HARRY L. CRUMPACKER - A member of the Crumpacker family of Porter County which has in its several generations contributed to the general welfare of this community, and of which members have become distinguished jurists and the name honored in the halls of Congress, Harry L. Crumpacker was born May 6, 1881, at Valparaiso, Indiana, the son of John W. and Anna (Smith) Crumpacker. John Crumpacker was a son of Theophilus and Harriet (Emmons) Crumpacker, the former of whom was born in Virginia and came to Porter County. To John and Harriet Crumpacker was born but one child, the subject. John W. Crumpacker served as treasurer of Porter County for a number of years, following which in 1886 he moved to Laporte where he organized the Laporte County Savings Bank and served as its cashier until his death in 1923. His wife is also deceased and is buried in Valparaiso. Our subject graduated from the high school of Laporte and then entered the University of Michigan where he took his A. B. and LL.B. degrees in 1905. Locating in Michigan City he established his practice in association with his cousin, S. J. Crumpacker, under the firm name of Crumpacker and Crumpacker. In 1913 he was selected as City Attorney of Michigan City, resigning in 1914 to occupy the bench of the Superior Court of Porter and Laporte counties - to which office he had been elected - and he has served in this office continuously since that time. In 1907 Judge Crumpacker was married to Blanche Bosserman, daughter of Charles and Emma (Weber) Bosserman of Laporte, and to this union were born three children: John W., who is attending the Naval Academy at Annapolis; Helen L.; and Marjorie. Mrs. Crumpacker passed away in 1914 and ten years later Judge Crumpacker was married to Mrs. Henrietta Manny of Michigan City. He is a member of the Elks, Masonic Order, Chamber of Commerce, University Club, Pottowattamie Country Club, and is a director in the Public Library Association.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 615-616

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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