George Washington RAUCH, Congress, IN (1876-1940)


RAUCH, George Washington, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Warren in Salamonie Township, Huntington County, Ind., February 22, 1876; attended the common schools and Valparaiso (Ind.) Normal School (now Valparaiso University); was graduated from the Northern Indiana Law School at Valparaiso in 1902; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Marion, Grant County, Ind.; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Marion, Ind., served on the board of directors of the Motor Securities Corporation and as president and treasurer of the Davis Records Co.; appointed a Federal bank receiver for banks in Swayzee, Sheridan, and Marion, Ind., serving from 1930 to 1939; member of the city school board 1927-1933; died in Marion, Ind., November 4, 1940; interment in Masonic Cemetery, Warren, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present