George R. Durgan

George R. Durgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1933  January 3, 1935
Preceded by Arthur H. Greenwood
Succeeded by Charles A. Halleck*
19th Mayor of Lafayette, Indiana
In office
1904  1925 (except 1914–1916)
Preceded by Richard B. Sample[1]
Personal details
Born (1872-01-20)January 20, 1872
Westpoint, Indiana
Died January 13, 1942(1942-01-13) (aged 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Resting place Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana
Political party Democratic

George Richard Durgan (January 20, 1872 – January 13, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Westpoint, Indiana, Durgan attended the village school in Westpoint. He moved to Lafayette, Indiana, in 1892 and was employed as a clerk and later as a traveling salesman. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as mayor of Lafayette 1904–1913 and 1917–1925. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912.

Durgan was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He was appointed to the Indiana Public Service Commission in 1941 and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. He died in Indianapolis January 13, 1942. He was interred in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana.

The former Durgan elementary school, Lafayette School Corporation was named in his honor.


  1. DeHart, Richard Patten (1909). Past and present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana. p. 421. Retrieved December 26, 2010.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur H. Greenwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles A. Halleck
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