Milton Kraus

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Milton Kraus
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byGeorge W. Rauch
Succeeded bySamuel E. Cook
Personal details
Born(1866-06-26)June 26, 1866
Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 1942(1942-11-18) (aged 76)
Wabash, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Michigan

Milton Kraus (June 26, 1866 – November 18, 1942) was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1917 to 1923.


Born in Kokomo, Indiana to German-Jewish parents,[1][2] Kraus attended the common and high schools. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1886. He was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Peru, Indiana. He organized a company of volunteers for the Spanish–American War.

Political career

He was a presidential elector in the 1908 presidential election.[3]

Kraus was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed manufacturing activities. He died in Wabash, Indiana, November 18, 1942. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Indiana.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Milton Kraus (id: K000323)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Stone, Kurt F. (29 December 2010). The Jews of Capitol Hill. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810877382. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 13, 2018
  3. ^ "Indiana Votes For Taft". Greencastle Herald. Vol. 3, no. 245. Greencastle, I.N. 12 January 1909. p. 4 – via Hoosier State Chronicles.

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

Succeeded by