Dan Crane (born January 10, 1936) is a former American politician.
Crane, a native of Cook County, Illinois, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in dentistry, and was a practicing dentist before his entry into politics. Crane joined the United States Army in 1965, and served until 1970.
Crane resumed his dental practice after his military service, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican in 1978. He was re-elected in 1980 and in 1982.
After his 1982 re-election, Crane was charged with having a sexual relationship in 1980 with an underage female congressional page. Crane plead guilty to the charge and issued profuse, tearful apologies. He was defeated for re-election in 1984. (See Congressional Page sex scandal of 1983.)
Crane is the brother of Philip Crane, another former Republican congressman from Illinois.