In Remembrance: D. Allan Kramer ’39 Died on February 2 2019

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We are sad to report that Allan Kramer (officially Daniel Allan Kramer but he always went by Allan), class of ’39, passed away on February 2, 2019, after 99 remarkable years. 

After Yale he went to Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. While at Harvard he enlisted in the Navy to serve in World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He then completed HLS and returned home to New York City, where he joined the firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He went on to become a name partner in the firm Shea, Gould, Clemenko and Kramer, and later served as general counsel of Deloitte.  In the 1970s he was a candidate for chairman of the SEC.

Later in his career he served as the village justice of Sands Point, New York.  Upon retirement he and his wife, Claire Block Kramer, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Allan became an associate professor at Arizona State University Law School and a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum. 

He was smart, successful, charismatic, and incredibly witty—but above all, the most honorable man we've ever known.

He is survived by his three children: Richard Kramer (Yale ’74), James Kramer (Yale ’76), and Louise Kramer (Barnard ’79, Columbia Journalism ’86); and two grandchildren: Gordon Kramer and Brenda Kramer.  He'll be missed for a very long time.

—Submitted by the family.

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