CRAMTON, Louis Convers

CRAMTON, Louis Convers
69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1875–1966

Biography

CRAMTON, Louis Convers, a Representative from Michigan; born in Hadley Township, Lapeer County, Mich., December 2, 1875; attended the common schools of the county; was graduated from the Lapeer High School in 1893 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1899; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Lapeer, Mich.; discontinued the practice of his profession in 1905 and published the Lapeer County Clarion 1905-1923; law clerk of the State senate three terms; deputy commissioner of railroads of Michigan in 1907; secretary of the Michigan Railroad Commission from September 1907 to January 1, 1909; member of the State house of representatives in 1909 and 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1931 and 1932; circuit judge of the fortieth judicial circuit from November 21, 1934, to December 31, 1941; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; resumed the practice of law; member, State house of representatives, 1948-1960; died in Saginaw, Mich., June 23, 1966; interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Mich.

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External Research Collections

Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Mordecai W. Johnson Papers, 1913-1976, 20 linear feet. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Booker T. Washington Collection, 1885-1914, 0.5 linear foot. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the repository.

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1896-1966, 9 linear feet, 2 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder. The papers of Louis C. Cramton include correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, campaign materials, and other items relating to his advocacy of the national park system, the concept of historic preservation, fair employment practices legislation, increased support for Howard University and all other aspects of his career. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926, 5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Junius Emery Beal Papers, 1869-1946, 15.3 linear feet. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968, 52 linear feet and 2 oversize folders. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Marshall L. Cook Papers, 1880-1945, 6 linear feet. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Detroit News Isle Royale Papers, ca. 1885-1955, 2 linear feet. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930, 22 linear feet. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Patrick H. Kelley Papers, 1910-1924, 0.5 linear foot. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Earl C. Michener Papers, ca. 1898-1954, 13 linear feet. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the George Murphy Papers, 1911-1961, 15 linear feet and 1 volume. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Harold Murphy Papers, 1911-1940, 0.2 linear foot. Correspondents include Louis C. Cramton.
Papers: In the George Owen Squier Papers, 1883-1934, 6 linear feet. Other authors include Louis C. Cramton. A finding aid is available in the library.
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