Ramm finished his secondary education in 1910.
He was a journalist in Verdens Gang from 1915 and in Morgenbladet from 1917, Paris correspondent for Verdens Gang, Politiken og Stockholms-Tidningen from 1919 to 1921 and journalist in Tidens Tegn from 1921. After participating in Roald Amundsen"s North Pole expedition he became news editor in Morgenbladet from 1928. He also wrote one chapter in Amundsen"s book 88° nord.
Ramm also wrote the pamphlets En forsvarsbrochure in 1915 and Ruhr-aksjonen in 1925.
He is especially known for the article "En skitten strøm flyter over landet" (A Dirty Stream Flows Over the Country) on 28 October 1931, an attack on Gyldendal Norsk Forlag"s novel contest in 1931. Ramm saw the entrants to this contest as being infested by Freudianism.
He especially lambasted the runner-up, the radical intellectual writer Sigurd Hoel, but also Hans Backer Fürst, Rolf Stenersen and Karo Espeseth. Together with people like Ronald Fangen Ramm participated in the Oxford Group.
During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany Ramm was arrested several times.
From June to July 1940 he was held in Møllergata 19. He was imprisoned in Grini concentration camp and Akershus Fortress before being shipped to Germany. In October 1941 he reached Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel.
After falling ill he got permission to go home in November 1943, but died in Denmark on the way back.