Phil Crane

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Birthday
3, 1930
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 8, 2014 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1930
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 8, 2014 (84)

About

The longest-serving Republican member of the House of Representatives upon his retirement. He represented Illinois from 1969 to 2005.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. in history at Indiana University, and served several years in the U.S. Army.

Trivia

He came to the House of Representatives in a special election to replace Donald Rumsfeld, who left to take a job in the Nixon administration.

Family Life

Two of his brothers served him at one time in the House of Representatives, also representing Illinois.

Associated With

He announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the 1978 presidential election, staying in the race despite his promise to drop out if Ronald Reagan entered.