George W. Cromer

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George W. Cromer
Engraving of George W. Cromer
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

George Washington Cromer (May 13, 1856 – November 8, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

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.

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.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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

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

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
John A. M. Adair