Cramer, Lawrence William

Biography: 

(1897–1978), a native of New Orleans; instructor in government, Columbia University (1926–31); lieutenant governor of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (1931–35), then governor of the Virgin Islands (1935–41); first executive secretary, FEPC (1941–43); resigned after the FEPC was placed under the WMC, and its chairman Paul McNutt canceled hearings on discrimination in the railroad industry; later executive secretary of the Caribbean Commission.

Birth: 
1897
Death: 
1978
Gender: 
Male