Thurman C. Crook

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Thurman C. Crook

Thurman Charles Crook (July 18, 1891 – October 23, 1981) was a United States Representative from Indiana.

Indiana State of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

He was born on a farm near Peru, Indiana and attended the Cass County schools, Logansport High School, Indiana State University, Purdue University, Indiana University, and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1930. He learned the carpentry and cement trades and taught departmental work and coached athletics in Indiana high schools 1913-1948.

Peru, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Peru is a city in, and the county seat of, Miami County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,417 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous city in Miami County. Peru is located along the Wabash River, which divides the city in two.

Logansport High School

Logansport Community High School is a high school located in Logansport, Indiana, USA. The first recorded commencement took place in June 1871, at the Mesodian Opera House, with three graduates.

Indiana State University Public university in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States

Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was founded in 1865 and offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 75 graduate and professional programs. Indiana State is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Doctoral/Research University.

Crook wrote a book in 1928, Mechanical Drawing, a Textbook for Beginners, which was published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Incorporated.

Crook was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives 1939-1943 and served in the Indiana Senate 1943-1947. He was a fruit grower near Logansport, Indiana 1924-1947 and an unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. Congressman Crook was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress and for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress.

Indiana House of Representatives

The Indiana House of Representatives is the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the United States state of Indiana. The House is composed of 100 members representing an equal number of constituent districts. House members serve two-year terms without term limits. According to the 2010 census, each State House district contains an average of 64,838 people.

Indiana Senate

The Indiana Senate is the upper house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Indiana. The Senate is composed of 50 members representing an equal number of constituent districts. Senators serve four-year terms without term limits. According to the 2010 census, the average State Senator represents 129,676 people.

Logansport, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Logansport is a city in and the county seat of Cass County, Indiana, United States. The population was 18,396 at the 2010 census. Logansport is located in northern Indiana at the junction of the Wabash and Eel rivers, northeast of Lafayette.

After leaving Congress, Crook worked as a farmer, horticulturist, and sheep raiser. He was a resident of Macy, Indiana until his death in Rochester, Indiana in 1981, aged 90. [1]

Macy, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States

Macy is a town in Allen Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 209 at the 2010 census.

Rochester, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Rochester is a city in, and the county seat of, Fulton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,218 at the 2010 census.

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References

  1. "Cron to Crosbie". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert A. Grant
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1949–1951
Succeeded by
Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr.

Bibliography

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.