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Mark Clifton Cramer, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia, 1979, Florida 1982, North Carolina 1986. Recipient Public Printer's Gold medal for distinguished service, United States Government Printing Office, Long Leaf Pine award Governor State of North Carolina.


Cramer, Mark Clifton was born on July 20, 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. Son of WIlliam Cato and Alice J. Cramer.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1979.


Associate Cramer & Lipsen, 1979-1980. Partner Cramer & Cramer, 1980-1981. Director congressional relations United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1981, deputy general counsel, 1981-1983.

General counsel, 1983-1985. Vice president, general counsel Blankenship-Cramer Development Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985—2003. Legislation consultant North Carolina Drug Cabinet, 1990.

Private practice, since 1991. Secretary federal liaison North Carolina Global TransPark Authority, 1991-1903. Vice president Foundation for Transportation Trade and Commerce, 1998-1903, vice president Counsel Institute for Defense and Business, 2003-2007.

President Institute for Defense and Business, since 2007. Executive director Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, 1995-2006. Program counsel Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology, 2000-2003.

Associate director Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology, 2003-2007, executive director, since 2007, secretary Center for Air Commerce Studies, 2001-2002, secretary, treasurer Piedmont Public Policy Institute, 2003-2006, executive director, 2006-2007, Adjunct faculty, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 2007.


  • Bar: District of Columbia, 1979, Florida 1982, North Carolina 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Legislative Histories of the Laws Affecting the United States Government Printing Office as Codified in Title 44 of the United States Code.


Liaison member Administrative Conference United States, 1984-1985. Member Mecklenburg County Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1986-1992, chair, 1991-1992. Commissioner North Carolina Gen Statutes Commission, 1988-1993.

Member East Mecklenburg Planning District, 1989, Charlotte Mecklenburg Consolidation Charter Study Commission, 1990, Mecklenburg County Redistricting Committee, 1991. Transportation Commission of 100, 1994. Charlotte Mecklenburg Citizens Transit Advisory Group, 1999-2003.

Surface Water Improvement & Management Task Force, 1997-1999. Charlotte Mecklenburg Smart Growth Task Force, 1999-2001. Member blue ribbon committee North Carolina Transportation Needs, 2004-2005.

Vice chairman Mecklenburg County Representatives, 1989-1993. Member Post-Construction ordinance Stakeholder's Group, 2004-2005. Founder, moderator Rep issues Forum.

Co-chairman Mecklenburg County Committee to re-elect Governor Jim Martin, 1988. Elector United States Presidential Electoral College, 1992. Board director national, executive committee national Chamber Foundation, since 2007, National Defense Industry Association, since 2007, Business Executive National Security, since 2007.

Member North Carolina Bar Association, Florida Bar Association District of Columbia Bar. Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu (recipient Senior Scholarship award 1976).


Married Carol Blankenship, August 6, 1977. Children: Ryan Albert, Philip Rogers.

WIlliam Cato

Alice J. Cramer

Carol Blankenship

Ryan Albert Cramer

Philip Rogers Cramer