Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), 1875-

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State Representative from Lapeer, Michigan, U.S. Congressman, 1913-1931, and special attorney to the Secretary of the Interior.

From the description of Louis Convers Cramton papers, 1896-1966. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 154302081

Louis Convers Cramton was born in Hadley township, Lapeer County, Michigan, on December 2, 1875. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law Department in 1899, was admitted to the bar, and then began practice in Lapeer at that time. After short stints as a newspaper publisher and secretary td the Michigan Railroad Commission, Cramton embarked on a career of public political service that was both diverse and enduring. He served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1909 and 1910; was a Republican member of Congress from 1913 to 1931; special attorney to the Secretary of the Interior in 1931 and 1932; circuit judge of Michigan's fortieth circuit court from 1934 through 1941; was elected to the State house of representatives again in 1948 and served until his retirement at the end of 1960. Throughout his public career, Cramton distinguished himself as able legislator, jurist, and lawyer. He was a staunch advocate of the maintenance of the National Park system and of historic preservation of landmarks and buildings. He also championed increased opportunity for the disadvantaged; witness Cramton's legislative efforts to improve the health, education, and industrial development of American Indians, his patronage of Howard University, and his work on the fair employment-practices law in Michigan. Cramton died in Saginaw, Michigan, June 23, 1966.

From the guide to the Louis C. Cramton Papers, ca. 1865-1966, 1916-1965, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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referencedIn George Murphy papers, 1911-1961 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Murphy, George, 1897-1961. George Murphy papers, 1911-1961. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Murphy, Harold, 1888-1945. Harold Murphy papers, 1911-1940. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987. Isle Royale papers, 1885-1955 (bulk 1921-1946). Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Isle Royale papers, 1885-1955, 1921-1946 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Kelley, Patrick Henry, 1867-1925. Patrick H. Kelley papers, 1910-1924. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Henry Wirt Newkirk Papers, 1862-1931 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. Booker T. Washington collection, 1885-1914. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Marshall L. Cook and William R. Cook papers, 1880-1945 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 1930-1939 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), b. 1875. Louis Convers Cramton papers, 1896-1966. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976. Papers, 1913-1976. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930. Herbert F. Baker papers, 1904-1926. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Patrick Henry Kelley papers, 1910-1924 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Louis C. Cramton Papers, ca. 1865-1966, 1916-1965 Bentley Historical Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987. person
associatedWith American Civic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Indian Defense Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Anti-saloon League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930 person
associatedWith Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930. person
associatedWith Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968 person
associatedWith Burke, Charles Henry, 1861-1944. person
associatedWith Cannon, James, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955 person
associatedWith Cummins, Albert Baird, 1850-1926. person
associatedWith Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Detroit News. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Peace Federation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
associatedWith Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Hannah, John A., 1902-1991. person
associatedWith Hayden, Carl Trumbull, 1877-1972. person
associatedWith Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Howard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Indian Rights Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Kelley, Patrick Henry, 1867-1925. person
associatedWith Knights of Pythias corporateBody
associatedWith Marsh, Pliny W., 1876- person
associatedWith Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930. person
associatedWith Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1939. person
associatedWith Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Michigan. Fair Employment Practices Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Fair Employment Practices Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Legislature. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, William, 1879-1936. person
associatedWith Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Murphy, George, 1897-1961. person
associatedWith Murphy, Harold, 1888-1945. person
associatedWith National Security League. corporateBody
associatedWith Navy League of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Newkirk, Henry Wirt, 1854-1946 person
associatedWith People's Lobby. corporateBody
associatedWith Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sigler, Kim, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. person
associatedWith Stone, Irving, 1903- person
associatedWith Stone, Irving, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952. person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Park Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith West, Roy Owen, 1868-1958. person
associatedWith Wheeler, Wayne Bidwell, 1869-1927. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949. person
associatedWith Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988. person
associatedWith Wirth, Conrad Louis, 1899-1993. person
associatedWith Work, Hubert, 1860-1942. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Isle Royale National Park (Mich.)
Kingston (Mich.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
West Branch (Mich.)
Isle Royale National Park (Mich.)
United States
Lapeer (Mich.)
Lapeer (Mich.)
United States
Conservation of natural resources
Conservation of natural resources
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in employment
Historic buildings
Historic buildings
Hotels and taverns
Indians of North America
Lumber industry
National parks and reserves
Public lands
Public lands
World War, 1914-1918


Birth 1875-12-02

Death 1966-06-23



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SNAC ID: 18855782