Edward C. Krause

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Edward C. Krause (December 14, 1914 – November 20, 1950) was an American politician and businessman from Wisconsin.

Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Krause graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1932 and went to La Crosse State Teachers College. From 1941 until 1947, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican. During that time, he worked in a freight transportation company. In 1946, Ray Bice defeated Krause for reelection in the primary election. He worked for the Oscar Mayer Company in Madison, Wisconsin, after his defeat. He committed suicide in La Crosse by shooting himself with a police officer's revolver at his former wife's house.[1][2]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1946,' Biographical Sketch of Edward C. Krause, pg. 49
  2. ^ 'La Crosse Tribune,' "Ex-La Crosse Assemblyman Takes Own Life," November 20, 1950, pg. 1