Party affiliation: Republican
Walter Richard Crane, American mining engineer. member of faculty, School of Mines, Columbia, 1905-1908; Member State Common for Establishment United States Mining Experiment Station at Pittsburgh, 1913-1918; Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Coal Mining Institute America, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Arctic Brotherhood.
In chemistry, University of Kansas, 1896. Assistant to principal, Beloit High School, 1896-1898. Director manual training, city schools, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1898-1899.
Assistant geologist, University Geological Survey of Kansas, 1893-1905. Assistant professor mining, University of Kansas, 1900-1905. Gas expert, University Geological Survey of Kansas and United States Geological Survey, 1902-1905.
Member of faculty, School of Mines, Columbia, 1905-1908. Dean School of Mines and professor mining, Pennsylvania State College, 1908-1918. Mining engineer, United States bureau of Mines, 1918-1933.
Author: A Treatise on Gold and Silver, 1908. Index of Mining Engineering Literature, 1909. Ore Mining Methods, 1910.
Also French and Russian edits. Also writer of numerous public monographs, papers and reports on mining and kindred subjects. In Alaska, investigating the coal resources of that territory, 1912 and 1913.