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Cramer, Fred

Fred Cramer (1912-1989) was a former USCF Membership chairman and USCF President (1961-1964).  In the 1970s, he was the FIDE vice-president.  He was Bobby Fischer’s manager during the 1972 World Championship Match.   He was a lighting contractor.  He got involved in chess when he provided better lighting to the 1953 US Open in Milwaukee.  When Cramer died in 1989, he bequeathed $250,000 to the American Chess Foundation.

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