Eugene B. Crowe

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Eugene Crowe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byJames W. Dunbar
Succeeded byRobert A. Grant
Personal details
Eugene Burgess Crowe

(1878-01-05)January 5, 1878
Jeffersonville, Indiana
DiedMay 12, 1970(1970-05-12) (aged 92)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Resting placeGreen Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic

Eugene Burgess Crowe (January 5, 1878 – May 12, 1970) was an American businessman and politician who served five terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1931 to 1941.


Born near Jeffersonville, Indiana, Crowe attended the rural schools and Borden (Indiana) Academy. He taught in county schools 1894–1896. He moved to Bedford, Indiana, in 1899 and engaged in the retail furniture business, real estate, and banking. He served as delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1908–1960. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960. He served as delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Congress at Oslo, Norway, in 1939.


Group of legislators leaves White House after asking Franklin D. Roosevelt for $80,000,000 for flood control in Ohio Valley, March 7, 1938. front: l-r Joseph A. Dixon, James G. Polk, Eugene B. Crowe, G W Johnson, Lawrence E. Imhoff, rear l-r : Peter J. De Muth, Kent E. Keller, Brent Spence.

Crowe was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed his former business interests. He served as president of Stone City National Bank and Greystone Hotel. He served as director of Wabash Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.. He remained active in business and civic affairs until his death in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 12, 1970. He was interred in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Eugene B. Crowe (id: C000940)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by