Edward H. Kruse

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Edward H. Kruse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byGeorge W. Gillie
Succeeded byE. Ross Adair
Personal details
Edward Herman Kruse[1]

(1918-10-22)October 22, 1918
Fort Wayne, Indiana
DiedJanuary 4, 2000(2000-01-04) (aged 81)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Alma mater
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1942–1945

Edward Herman Kruse (October 22, 1918 – January 4, 2000) was an American lawyer, World War II veteran, and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1949 to 1951.

Early life and career

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kruse attended South Side High School in his hometown. He graduated in 1942 from the predecessor of the now Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law after attending Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He became a lawyer in private practice.

World War II

served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945, where he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.


Kruse was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-second Congress in 1950.

Later career and death

He served as judge of Allen County Superior Court No. 2, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1952.

He died on January 4, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


  1. ^ "Edward Herman Kruse, LCDR USN, 1918 2000". Arlington National Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by