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George Richard DURGAN

(1872-1942)

DURGAN, George Richard, a Representative from Indiana; born in Westpoint, Tippecanoe County, Ind., January 20, 1872; attended the village school in Westpoint; moved to La Fayette, Ind., in 1892 and was employed as a clerk and later as a traveling salesman; engaged in mercantile pursuits; mayor of La Fayette 1904-1913 and 1917-1925; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed mercantile pursuits; appointed to the Indiana Public Service Commission in 1941 and moved to Indianapolis, Ind.; died in Indianapolis January 13, 1942; interment in Springvale Cemetery, La Fayette, Ind.

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

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