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Eugene Burgess CROWE

(1878-1970)

CROWE, Eugene Burgess, a Representative from Indiana; born near Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., January 5, 1878; attended the rural schools and Borden (Ind.) Academy; taught in county schools 1894-1896; moved to Bedford, Ind., in 1899 and engaged in the retail furniture business, real estate, and banking; delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1908-1960; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Congress at Oslo, Norway, in 1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed his former business interests; president of Stone City National Bank and Greystone Hotel; director of Wabash Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.; remained active in business and civic affairs until his death in Indianapolis, Ind., May 12, 1970; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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