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Shepard J. CRUMPACKER, Jr.

(1917-1986)

CRUMPACKER, Shepard J., Jr., (cousin of Edgar Dean Crumpacker and Maurice Edgar Crumpacker), a Representative from Indiana; born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., February 13, 1917; attended the public schools; was graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1938, and from the law school of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1941; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in South Bend, Ind.; entered the United States Army Air Corps as a private September 26, 1941, and advanced through the ranks to flight chief in a fighter squadron; commissioned a lieutenant in 1943 and assigned to heavy-bomber maintenance; relieved from active duty as a first lieutenant March 1, 1946; major in the Air Force Reserve; owned and operated a farm; delegate to Indiana State Republican convention 1958 through 1970; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1957); did not seek renomination in 1956; practiced law until 1977; appointed judge of the St. Joseph Superior Court and served from 1977-1985; was a resident of South Bend, Ind., until his death there October 14, 1986; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

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

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