Maurice Crumpacker House

Maurice Crumpacker House

12714 SW Iron Mtn Blvd
Portland Vicinity, OR 97219

National Register of Historic Places Multnomah County, Oregon
Date Built 1923
Historic Function Residence
Style Category Arts And Crafts
Architect / Builder Pipes, Wade H
Nris# 92001378
Date Listed 10/23/92
Owner Category Private

Edgar Dean Crumpacker 1916 - 2004

Edgar Dean Crumpacker died on Jan. 29, 2004, after a long illness at the age of 87.

The son of Maurice Edgar Crumpacker and Cully Cook Crumpacker Collins, he was born in Portland on Aug. 29, 1916. He was a descendant of the Miller pioneer family who came to Oregon in 1844. His father served as a Republican U.S. Representative from Oregon and his grandfather a U.S. Representative from Indiana. Mr. Crumpacker began his education at Riverdale Elementary School, attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.; St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.; received his bachelor's degree from Reed College in Portland; his master's in meteorology from the California Institute of Technology; and his LLD from Stanford Law School.

Mr. Crumpacker served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He flew missions behind the lines over the Burma Road, ''The Hump,'' supplying U.S. and British forces, as well as setting up weather stations in China. He later served in the Korean War. He retired as a Colonel having been awarded numerous medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

As a member of the Hawaii Bar Association, Mr. Crumpacker practiced law in Honolulu and on the Big Island for 45 years. Early in his career, he was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the territory of Hawaii and subsequently appointed Circuit Court Judge by President Eisenhower. His affiliations included the Pacific Club, the Outrigger Canoe Club, and the Rotary Club. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Later, he retired to his native Oregon where he had homes in Camp Sherman and Portland. He is survived by his friend and companion, Katherine Livingston of Portland and Camp Sherman; his brother, James Cook Crumpacker of Portland; his daughter, Cornelia Kilmer of Texas; his daughter, Eva Alani Morgan of Hawaii; his daughter, Pender Lee Cahoon of Washington; his daughter, Paula Helen Crumpacker of Colorado; also his step-children, Christine Escobar and Gail Keanaaina of Hawaii, and John Davis of Colorado; his eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter.

A memorial service will be held at the chapel of Trinity Espiscopal Cathedral in Portland on Sat., Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Parkinson's Center of Oregon, c/o Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon St., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205. Published in The Oregonian on 2/4/2004.

Edgar Dean Crumpacker 1851 - 1920

Edgar Dean Crumpacker (father of Maurice Edgar Crumpacker and cousin of Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr.), a Representative from Indiana; born in Westville, La Porte County, Ind., May 27, 1851; attended the common schools and Valparaiso Academy, Valparaiso, Ind.; studied law in the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Valparaiso, Ind.; prosecuting attorney for the thirty-first judicial district of Indiana 1884-1888; served as appellate judge, by appointment of Governor Hovey, from March 1891 to January 1, 1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses ( March 4, 1897-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on the Census (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., where he died May 19, 1920; interment in Graceland Cemetery.