Edward D. Crippa

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Edward David Crippa
Edward David Crippa.jpg
United States Senator
from Wyoming
In office
June 24, 1954 – November 28, 1954
Preceded by Lester C. Hunt
Succeeded by Joseph C. O'Mahoney
Personal details
Born (1899-04-08)April 8, 1899
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Died October 20, 1960(1960-10-20) (aged 61)
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Political party Republican

Edward David Crippa (April 8, 1899 – October 20, 1960) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming.

Crippa was born in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming to an Austrian-born mother and an Italian-born father.[1] He was educated in the public schools of Rock Springs, and during World War I Crippa served as a private in the United States Army.

He served on the Rock Springs city council from 1926 to 1928. He was president of Union Mercantile Company in 1930; owner and manager of Crippa Motor Company in Rock Springs; president of North Side State Bank and director of Rock Springs Fuel Company in 1940; and Wyoming State highway commissioner from 1941 to 1947. In addition, Crippa represented Wyoming on the Republican National Committee.[2]

Crippa was appointed on June 24, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lester C. Hunt and served until November 28, 1954. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy and resumed business activities. Crippa died in Rock Springs in 1960 and was interred in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 10, 2018
  2. ^ Associated Press (June 28, 1954). "Republicans, Numerically, Regain Senate Majority". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Spokane, WA.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Lester C. Hunt
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Wyoming
Served alongside: Frank A. Barrett
Succeeded by
Joseph C. O'Mahoney