George W. Rauch

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George W. Rauch

George Washington Rauch (February 22, 1876 – November 4, 1940) was an American lawyer and politician who served five terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1907 to 1917.

Early life and career

Born on a farm near Warren in Salamonie Township, Indiana, Rauch attended the common schools and Valparaiso (Indiana) Normal School (now Valparaiso University). He was graduated from the Northern Indiana Law School at Valparaiso in 1902. George was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Marion, Indiana.


Rauch was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of his profession in Marion, Indiana, served on the board of directors of the Motor Securities Corporation and as president and treasurer of the Davis Records Co.. He was appointed a Federal bank receiver for banks in Swayzee, Sheridan, and Marion, Indiana, serving from 1930 to 1939. He served as member of the city school board 1927–1933. He died in Marion, Indiana, November 4, 1940. He was interred in Masonic Cemetery, Warren, Indiana.


Rauch and his wife Emma had two sons and a daughter named George W. Rauch, Jr., Martha Ellen Rauch, and Richard A. Rauch and the name George W. Rauch has been passed down for five generations as of 2009. His son George W. Rauch, Jr. (7/18/1919-11/10/2011) was a prominent attorney in Chicago who had three children (Jane, Lynn and George W Rauch III)and three step-daughters (Alison Farlow, Juliet Farlow and Lesley Farlow). George W. Rauch III (11/6/1944–Present) who is currently living in the Gulf Coast of Florida. George W. Rauch III is the father of four children (3 sons and 1 daughter), his second son, George W Rauch IV and his daughter Ellis are both married.


  • United States Congress. "George W. Rauch (id: R000070)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
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