Eiling Kramer

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Eiling Kramer
MLA for The Battlefords
In office
1952–1980
Personal details
Born July 14, 1914
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died May 5, 1999(1999-05-05) (aged 84)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Political party CCF/NDP
Spouse(s) Dorothy Johnston

Eiling Kramer (July 14, 1914 – May 5, 1999) MLA, was an auctioneer, rancher and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]

Eiling Kramer was born in 1914, the son of Minne Dowe Kramer and Jacobina Kopinga,[2] in Highworth, Saskatchewan in the North Battleford district. After attending school in Highworth, Eiling worked at a number of jobs, then purchased a ranch where he raised cattle.[1] In 1944, he married Dorothy Johnston.[2] He established an auctioneering business in 1949. In 1950, he helped form the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union and served two years as its vice-president.[1]

He is remembered as one of the most charming and colourful characters to grace Saskatchewan's political scene.[citation needed] Kramer was the longest-serving member in the history of Saskatchewan's Legislative Assembly.[2] First elected in 1952 as the member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for The Battlefords, Eiling won re-election in every campaign he contested. He served as a Cabinet minister in the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan governments under Woodrow Lloyd and Allan Blakeney, managing portfolios that included the departments of Natural Resources, Co-operation and Co-operatives, and Highways and Transportation.[1] He was involved with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Sherwood Co-op Association and the Lions and Cosmopolitan Clubs.[citation needed]

Eiling retired from politics in 1980, moving to North Battleford and later Regina, where he died at the age of 84 in 1999.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Quiring, Brett. "Kramer, Eiling (1914–99)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ a b c "Eiling Kramer fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
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