George W. Cromer

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George W. Cromer
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 had four terms as a U.S. representative from Indiana from 1899 to 1907.

Early life and education

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


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


Cromer was elected as a Republican to the 56th and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907).[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1906 to the 60th Congress.

Later career and death

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


  1. ^ "S. Doc. 58-1 - Fifty-eighth Congress. (Extraordinary session -- beginning November 9, 1903.) Official Congressional Directory for the use of the United States Congress. Compiled under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing by A.J. Halford. Special edition. Corrections made to November 5, 1903". U.S. Government Printing Office. 9 November 1903. p. 28. Retrieved 2 July 2023.

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

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by