John Sergeant Cram

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John Sergeant Cram, Sr. (1852-1936) was the Head of the New York Public Service Commission.[1]

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Cram was born in 1852 in New York to Henry A. Cram and Catherine Sergeant. He attended the St. Paul School in Concord, New Hampshire and then Harvard University.[2] He was appointed as the head of the New York Public Service Commission by Charles Seymour Whitman from 1911 to 1916. In 1916 he was replaced by Travis H. Whitney.[1] He married Edith Claire Bryce. He died in 1936. His widow died in 1960.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "T.H. Whitney To Get Cram's 5-Year Job. Gov. Whitman Announces He Will Make Secretary a P.S. Commissioner". New York Times. February 3, 1916. Retrieved 2013-11-22. Governor Whitman announced tonight that he would appoint Travis H. Whitney as successor to J. Sergeant Cram, whose term of office on the Public Service Commission for the First District expired yesterday.
  2. "John Sergeant Cram". New York State's Prominent and Progressive Men. 1902. p. 77.
  3. "Mrs. J. S. Cram Of Peace House. Founder of Pacifist Group Dies. Urged Roosevelt to Mediate in World War II". New York Times. February 29, 1960. Retrieved 2015-09-28.