Phil Crane

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Phil Crane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byDan Rostenkowski
Succeeded byMelissa Bean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byRobert McClory
Succeeded byJerry Costello
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
November 25, 1969 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byDonald Rumsfeld
Succeeded byRobert McClory
Personal details
Philip Miller Crane

(1930-11-03)November 3, 1930
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedNovember 8, 2014(2014-11-08) (aged 84)
Jefferson, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Arlene Catherine Johnson
OccupationRetired college professor

Philip Miller "Phil" Crane (November 3, 1930 – November 8, 2014) was a former American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2005. He was representing the 8th District of Illinois in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. At the time of his defeat in the 2004 election, Crane was the longest-serving Republican member of the House.

Crane was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 1930.[1][2] Crane died of lung cancer at the home of his daughter, Rebekah, in Jefferson, Maryland on November 8, 2014, aged 84.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crusader Crane He Was Conservative Before It Was Popular. Now The Message Is Hot, But The Congressman Isn'T". 1995-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-16.[permanent dead link]
  2. UPI (1981-11-01). "CORA E.M. CRANE - Obituary". Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  3. Adam Clymer (November 9, 2014). "Philip M. Crane, Former Illinois Congressman and Conservative Leader, Dies at 84". New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  4. George Slefo (November 9, 2014). "Former Congressman Phil Crane dies at 84". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved November 9, 2014.

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