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Dan Crane

Dan Crane

American politician
Dan Crane
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American politician
Was Politician Dentist
From United States of America
Type Healthcare Politics
Gender male
Birth 10 January 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 May 2019, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA (aged 83 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Republican Party
University of Michigan
Indiana University
Hillsdale College
Indiana University Bloomington
The details


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.

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. Both men acknowledged the accuracy of the charges. Crane had sexual relations with the girl in 1980. The full House voted to censure the two men. Crane was defeated for re-election in 1984 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. Daniel Crane died on May 28, 2019 at the age of 83.

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