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Milton Kraus (June 26, 1866 – November 18, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Kokomo, Indiana to German-Jewish parents,[1][2] Kraus attended the common and high schools. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1886. He was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Peru, Indiana. Organized a company of volunteers for the Spanish–American War.

Kraus was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed manufacturing activities. He died in Wabash, Indiana, November 18, 1942. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Indiana.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Milton Kraus (id: K000323)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ The Jews of Capitol Hill. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 13, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Rauch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel E. Cook