Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Kraus attended the common and high schools. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1886. He was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Peru, Indiana. Organized a company of volunteers for the Spanish-American War.
Kraus was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed manufacturing activities. He died in Wabash, Indiana, November 18, 1942. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Indiana.
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|United States House of Representatives|
George W. Rauch
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district
| Succeeded by|
Samuel E. Cook
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