Billings Attorney. Moved to Billings, via Minnesota and North Dakota, in 1901. Married Gertrude Dunham in Billings in 1904. Progressive candidate elected in Yellowstone County for State Legislature in 1912. President of the Yellowstone County Bar Association in the 1920s. See Barristers Indulge, Billings Gazette, January 30, 1927, p.11. Member of the State Fish and Game Commission in the 1920s. Elected to lead the Commercial Club - See Commerce Club Elects Crippen, Billings Gazette, January 30, 1932, p.1. See Montana Its Story and Biography, Volume II, by Stout (1921). In 1932, he has a daughter, Gertrude Elizabeth, and two sons, H. C. Crlppen, Jr., his law partner, and Robert Bruce Crippen, a commercial artist (and writer and editor) in Chicago.
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Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Dunham, Gertrude. Progressive Party (1912). Lawyers--Montana. Montana Fish and Game Commission.
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Barristers Indulge, Billings Gazette, January 30, 1927, p.11; Commerce Club Elects Crippen, Billings Gazette, January 30, 1932, p.1; Montana Its Story and Biography, Volume II, by Stout (1921)