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William Cato CRAMER

(1922-2003)

CRAMER, William Cato, a Representative from Florida; born in Denver, Colo., August 4, 1922; attended the public schools and St. Petersburg Junior College; United States Naval Reserves, 1943-1946; graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1946; graduated from Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass, 1948; lawyer, private practice; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1950-1952; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-third Congress in 1952; delegate or alternate delegate to the Republican National Conventions, 1952-1984; Republican National Committeeman from Florida, 1964-1984; county attorney for Pinellas County, Fla., 1953-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful nominee for the United States Senate in 1970; died on October 18, 2003, in St. Petersburg, Fla.; interment in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Bibliography

Hathorn, Billy B. “Cramer v. Kirk: The Florida Republican Schism of 1970.” Florida Historical Quarterly 68 (April 1990): 403-26.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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