Memorable Manitobans: Reevan Francis Barrett Cramer (1924-1998)
Born at Winnipeg on 30 December 1924, son of Phillip and Anne Cramer, brother of R. J. B. Cramer, he received BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught in several Winnipeg schools, worked as a negotiator with the Winnipeg School Board (1966), and was Assistant Director of the Fine Arts for the Winnipeg School Division. He played a lead role in the planning of what would become the R. B. Russell High School and went on to be its first Principal (1964-1969). He was later Superintendent of the Transcona Springfield School Division (1969-1972), an Area Superintendent in Winnipeg School Division, and an Assistant Deputy Minister of Education under Premier Ed Schreyer. He died at Winnipeg on 6 July 1998.
“Bend’s school job filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1969, page 3.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1998, page 42.
“A historical look at River East Transcona School Division, 1959-2002,” River East Transcona School Division, 2018.
We thank Phillip Cramer, Nathan Kramer, and Mark Szymanski for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 January 2019
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