George W. Cromer

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George W. Cromer
George Washington Cromer (1899).jpg
George W. Cromer in 1899, from Men of progress, Indiana
Prosecuting Attorney of the 46th Judicial Court of Indiana
In office
9th Mayor of Muncie, Indiana
In office
Preceded byArthur W. Brady
Succeeded byEdward Tuhey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th congressional district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byCharles L. Henry
Succeeded byJohn A.M. Adair
Personal details
Born(1856-05-13)May 13, 1856
Anderson, Indiana, United States
DiedNovember 8, 1936 (aged 80)
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Political partyRepublican

George Washington Cromer (May 13, 1856 – November 8, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1899 to 1997.

Early life and education

Born near Anderson, Indiana, Cromer attended the common schools and Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio. He studied law and graduated from the Indiana University at Bloomington in 1882.


He became editor of the Muncie (Indiana) Times in 1883. He was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Muncie, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney for the forty-sixth judicial circuit of Indiana 1886–1890, as member of the State Republican committee in 1892 and 1894, and as mayor of Muncie 1894–1898.


Cromer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of his profession in Muncie, Indiana until his death there at the age of 80, and was interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.


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  • United States Congress. "George W. Cromer (id: C000924)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
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