Raymond S. Springer

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Raymond Smiley Springer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – August 28, 1947
Preceded byFinly H. Gray
Succeeded byRalph Harvey
Personal details
Born(1882-04-26)April 26, 1882
Indiana, U.S.
DiedAugust 28, 1947(1947-08-28) (aged 65)
Connersville, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Rank Captain
Unit84th Division

Raymond Smiley Springer (April 26, 1882 – August 28, 1947) was an American attorney and jurist who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana from 1939 to 1947.


Born on a farm in Rush County, near Dunreith, Indiana, Springer attended the public schools, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, and Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was graduated from the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis in 1904. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Connersville, Indiana. He served as County attorney of Fayette County, Indiana from 1908 to 1914.

He served as judge of the 37th Judicial Circuit of Indiana 1916–1922.

During the First World War served as a Captain of Infantry, 84th Division, in 1918. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the Officers' Reserve Corps 1918–1946. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1932 and 1936.


Springer was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Connersville, Indiana, August 28, 1947. He was interred in Dale Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Raymond S. Springer (id: S000755)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Governor of Indiana
1932, 1936
Succeeded by
Glenn R. Hillis
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1939 – 1947
Succeeded by