Crane was the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1984.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 22nd congressional district as a Republican from 1979 to 1982.
On Jul. 14, 1983, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Crane for a sexual relationship with a 17-year old female House page in 1980 and recommended reprimand, 11-1. On Jul. 20, 1983, the House of Representatives rejected the reprimand recommendation, 289-136; censured him instead, 421-3. On Nov. 6, 1984, he was defeated in the election.
|Jul. 14, 1983||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended reprimand, 11-1|
|Jul. 20, 1983||House of Representatives rejected the reprimand recommendation, 289-136; censured him instead, 421-3|
|Nov. 6, 1984||Defeated in the election.|
Crane is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Crane sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Crane sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (28%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Social Welfare (17%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%)
Some of Crane’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6093 (98th): A bill to amend section 152 of title 28, United States Code, ...
- H.Res. 394 (98th): A resolution to amend the rules of the House of Representatives to ...
- H.R. 4374 (98th): A bill to redesignate the Veterans’ Administration hospital located in Danville, Illinois, ...
- H.J.Res. 361 (98th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United ...
- H.J.Res. 198 (98th): A joint resolution calling for mutual and verifiable reductions in nuclear arsenals ...
- H.R. 1022 (98th): A bill to provide that each State must establish a workfare program, ...
- H.R. 1021 (98th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Crane missed 282 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills