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mortgage banker

Ferdinand Kramer, American mortgage banker. Recipient citation of merit University Chicago Alumni Association, 1947, Individual Distinguished Housing and Redevelopment Service award National Association Housing Officials, 1952, Distinguished Alumnus award, 1982, Alumni Service medal, 1997, Distinguished Public Service award Union League Club, Chicago, 1994.

Background

Kramer, Ferdinand was born on August 10, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Adolph F. and Ray (Friedberg) Kramer.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1922.

Career

Engaged in real estate business and mortgage banker, Chicago, since 1922; with, Draper & Kramer, Inc., Chicago, since 1922; Chairman of the Board, Draper & Kramer, Inc., 1944-1995; chairman emeritus, Draper & Kramer, Inc., since 1995. Director, member Executive Committee Chicago 21 Corporation. Program supervisor Division Defense HousingCoordination (and successor National Housing Agency), Washington, 1941-1942;past president Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, Chicago, Actions, Inc.

Past member President's Committee Equal Opportunity in Housing.

Membership

Past chairman steering committee United Negro Fund. Member visiting committee department design and visual arts Harvard, 1963-1964. Life trustee University Chicago.

Member Chicago Mortgage Bankers Association (past president), Mortgage Bankers Association American, National Association Housing Officials, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry. Clubs: Chicago, Quadrangle, Standard, Tavern, Mid-Town Tennis, Commercial (Chicago).

Connections

Married Stephanie Shambaugh, December 22, 1932 (deceased February 1973). Children: Barbara Shambaugh Kramer Bailey, Douglas, Anthony. Married Julia Wood McDermott, August 19, 1975.

father:
Adolph F. Kramer

mother:
Ray (Friedberg) Kramer

spouses:
Julia Wood McDermott

Stephanie Shambaugh

children:
Anthony Kramer

Barbara Shambaugh Kramer Bailey Kramer

Douglas Kramer