CROOK, Thurman Charles, (1891 - 1981)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

CROOK, Thurman Charles, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Peru, Miami County, Ind., July 18, 1891; attended the Cass County schools, Logansport High School, Indiana State Normal, Purdue University, Indiana University, and graduated from Valparaiso University in 1930; learned the carpentry and cement trades; taught departmental work and coached athletics in Indiana high schools 1913-1948; member of the State house of representatives 1939-1943; served in the State senate 1943-1947; fruit grower near Logansport, Ind., 1924-1947; unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress and for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; farmer, horticulturist, and sheep raiser; was a resident of Macy, Ind., until his death in Rochester, Ind., on October 23, 1981.