MAURICE EDGAR CRUMPACKER.
Maurice Edgar Crumpacker. member of the Portland bar since 1912. was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, December 19,
1886, a son of Edgar Dean Crumpacker, whose birth occurred on a farm in Laporte county, Indiana, in 1851, his parents
being Theophilus and Henrietta (Emmons) Crumpacker. The grandparents were natives of Virginia. The father has long
been a prominent figure in political circles in Indiana and was for sixteen years representative in congress from
the tenth Indiana district. He married Charlotte Lucas, a natives of Illinois, and they are now residents of Valparaiso,
In the schools of his native city Maurice E. Crumpacker began his education, which he continued in the public schools
of the national capital while his father was serving in congress. The son afterward entered the Culver Military
Academy of Indiana, and was there graduated in 1905. In preparation for a professional career he entered the University
of Michigan, in which he completed his course in 1909. He afterward spent three years as a student in the Harvard
Law School and following the conclusion of this course came to Portland, Oregon, in 1912, and has since been engaged
in practice in this city. He has made steady progress in his chosen field. His preparation of cases has always
been thorough and complete and the strength of his argument has been based upon comprehensive knowledge of the
law, with ability accurately to apply his knowledge to the points in litigation.
On the 8th of October, 1913, in Portland, Mr. Crumpacker was married to Miss Cully Anna Cook, a daughter of the
late James W. Cook, a pioneer of 1853, and of Janthe Jackson (Miller) Cook, who was a daughter of General John
S. Miller, one of the earliest settlers of this state. To Mr. and Mrs. Crumpacker have been born two sons: James
Cook, who was born July 13, 1914; and Edgar Dean, born August 29, 1916.
Mr. Crumpacker is a member of the University Club, also of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club and the Chamber
of Commerce. His political endorsement is given to the republican party. During the World war he was a member of
the Air Service Aircraft Production from September, 1917, until December, 1918. He became the organizer of the
Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, which during the war had a membership of
one hundred thousand. He has ever strongly grasped a vital situation, studying closely all those problems which
are of importance to the public life of the community and the commonwealth, and his endorsement of a measure is
sure to secure for it a large following.
History of Oregon Illistrated
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922
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