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Dan Crane
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois

In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by George E. Shipley
Succeeded by Terry L. Bruce
Constituency 22nd district (1979–83)
Illinois's 19th congressional district|19th district (1983–85)
Personal details
Born Daniel Bever Crane
(1936-01-10)January 10, 1936
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 28, 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 83)
Danville, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Judy Crane (m. 1970, d. 2012)
Children 6
Alma mater Hillsdale College A.B. 1958
Indiana University D.D.S. 1963
University of Michigan graduate work, 1964–1965
Occupation Dentist
Religion Methodist
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1964–1970
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Daniel Bever Crane (January 10, 1936 – May 28, 2019) was an American dentist and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1983, he was censured by the House for having sex with a 17 year old page.[1] He served as a Republican congressman from 1979 to 1984.

Crane, a native of Cook County, Illinois, attended Chicago public schools. He received his B.A. from Hillsdale College in 1958 and D.D.S. from Indiana University in 1963. After completing graduate work at the University of Michigan in 1964–1965, Crane joined the United States Army in 1965, serving until 1970. He set up a dental practice in Danville, Illinois after completing his service.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican in 1978. He was re-elected in 1980 and in 1982.

On July 14, 1983, the House Ethics Committee recommended that Crane and Rep. Gerry Studds (D-MA) be reprimanded for having engaged in sexual relationships with teenagers, specifically a 17-year-old male page for Studds and a 17-year-old female page for Crane.[2] Both men acknowledged the accuracy of the charges. Crane had sexual relations with the girl in 1980.[3] The full House voted to censure the two men.[1] Crane was defeated for re-election in 1984[4] and returned to dentistry.

He was the brother of the late Philip Crane, also a former Republican congressman from Illinois. Both men maintained conservative voting records in Congress.

Personal life[]

Crane's wife Judy (née Miller) died in 2012. They had six children.[3] Daniel Crane died on May 28, 2019 at the age of 83.[5]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Housecleaning". 25 July 1983. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,953990-1,00.html. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. [1] | ARCHIVES | 1983 | HOUSE CENSURES CRANE AND STUDDS FOR SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH PAGES | STEVEN V. ROBERTS and SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES | [2]
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2 CONGRESSMEN FACE CONSTITUENTS' JUDGEMENT ON REPORTS OF SEX WITH PAGES". The New York Times. 16 July 1983. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/07/16/us/2-congressmen-face-constituents-judgement-on-reports-of-sex-with-pages.html. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  4. Barone, Michael; Ujifusa, Grant (1987). The Almanac of American Politics 1988. National Journal. p. 381. 
  5. Dr. Daniel B. Crane-obituary

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