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Thurman C. Crook

Thurman C. Crook

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

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.

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.

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]


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

Succeeded by
Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr.