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Shepard Crumpacker from 1953 Congressional Pictorial Directory

Shepard J. Crumpacker Jr. (February 13, 1917 – October 14, 1986) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, cousin of Edgar Dean Crumpacker and Maurice Edgar Crumpacker.

Crumpacker was born in South Bend, Indiana, where he attended the public schools. Crumpacker graduated from Northwestern University in 1938, and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1941. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in South Bend.

Crumpacker entered the United States Army Air Corps as a private on September 26, 1941, during World War II, and advanced through the ranks to flight chief in a fighter squadron. Crumpacker was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1943 and assigned to heavy-bomber maintenance. Crumpacker was Relieved from active duty as a first lieutenant on March 1, 1946 and thereafter was a major in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Crumpacker owned and operated a farm and served as delegate to Indiana State Republican conventions from 1958 through 1970.

Crumpacker was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1957). He did not seek renomination in 1956.

Crumpacker practiced law until 1977, when he was appointed judge of the St. Joseph Superior Court and served until 1985. He was a resident of South Bend, Indiana, until his death there on October 14, 1986. He is interred in Riverview Cemetery.


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

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thurman C. Crook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
F. Jay Nimtz

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