Daniel Bever Crane (January 10, 1936 – May 28, 2019) was an American dentist and a 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]

Dan Crane
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byGeorge E. Shipley
Succeeded byTerry L. Bruce
Constituency22nd district (1979–1983)
19th district (1983–1985)
Personal details
Born
Daniel Bever Crane

(1936-01-10)January 10, 1936
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMay 28, 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 83)
Danville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Judy Crane (1970–2012)
Children6
RelativesPhil Crane (brother)
EducationHillsdale College (BA)
Indiana University, Indianapolis (DDS)
University of Michigan
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1964–1970
Battles/warsVietnam War

He served as a Republican congressman from 1979 to 1985.

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 Philip Crane, also a former Republican congressman from Illinois. Both men maintained conservative voting records in Congress.

Personal lifeEdit

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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Housecleaning". 25 July 1983. Archived from the original on November 3, 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2016 – via www.time.com.
  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. ^ a b "2 CONGRESSMEN FACE CONSTITUENTS' JUDGEMENT ON REPORTS OF SEX WITH PAGES". The New York Times. 16 July 1983. 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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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd congressional district

1979–1983
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 19th congressional district

1983–1985
Succeeded by