George R. Durgan

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George R. Durgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byArthur H. Greenwood
Succeeded byCharles A. Halleck*
19th Mayor of Lafayette, Indiana
In office
1904 – 1925 (except 1914–1916)
Preceded byRichard B. Sample[1]
Personal details
Born(1872-01-20)January 20, 1872
Westpoint, Indiana
DiedJanuary 13, 1942(1942-01-13) (aged 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Resting placeSpringvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic

George Richard Durgan (January 20, 1872 – January 13, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1933 to 1935.


Born in Westpoint, Indiana, Durgan attended the village school there. He moved to Lafayette, Indiana, in 1892 and was employed as a clerk and later as a traveling salesman. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as mayor of Lafayette in 1904–1913 and 1917–1925 and he served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912.


Durgan was elected as a Democrat to the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the 74th Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed mercantile pursuits. He was appointed to the Indiana Public Service Commission in 1941 and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. He died in Indianapolis on January 13, 1942, and was interred in Springvale Cemetery in Lafayette.

The former Durgan elementary school in the Lafayette School Corporation was named in his honor.


  • United States Congress. "George R. Durgan (id: D000570)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ DeHart, Richard Patten (1909). Past and present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana. p. 421. Retrieved December 26, 2010.

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from Indiana's 2nd congressional district

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