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


  • United States Congress. "Charles Kramer (id: K000321)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
None (district created)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Norris Poulson