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Charles KRAMER

(1879-1943)

KRAMER, Charles, a Representative from California; born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., April 18, 1879; moved to Chicago during his infancy; attended the public and parochial schools, Illinois College of Law, and De Paul University, Chicago, Ill.; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and began practice in Chicago, Ill.; director of a dress manufacturing concern; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1920 and engaged in the practice of his chosen profession; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination of mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., in 1941; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; died in Los Angeles, Calif., January 20, 1943; entombed in the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery.

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

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