Carl Crämer

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Carl (Karl) Crämer (born December 9, 1818 in Kleinlangheim , † December 31, 1902 in Nuremberg ) was a German manufacturer and politician ( German Progressive Party ) and a member of the Reichstag .

The son of the businessman Johannes Crämer attended elementary school and then worked in a mirror factory at Doos. Here he was able to slowly rise to a partner, but in 1869 he sold his shares to move to Nuremberg. In 1870 he became a registrar and until 1899 a member of the municipal council in Nuremberg. In the last place, Crämer has particularly distinguished himself. His high merits in the city of Nuremberg were in 1888 with the honorary citizenship and the Public Service Medal of the City of Nuremberg appreciated.

From 1848 to 1883 Crämer was a member of the second chamber of the Bavarian State Parliament . First the city of Fürth chose him there and then, from 1859, the city of Nuremberg again and again. In the state parliament he belonged to the liberal left, of which he was leader. Crämer founded the Bavarian Progressive Party in 1859. In the same year Crämer played a leading role in the overthrow of the Reigersberg government. He was also a member of the German National Association . The liberal renewal of Bavaria in the 1860s bears his signature. On the other hand, Crämer advocated taking part in the campaign against France and joining the new German Empire . In 1880 Crämer headed the German Progressive Party in Franconia . Even in the crisis of the left-wing liberal party, Crämer remained loyal to it. In 1897 he was still active as honorary president of the Nuremberg Party Congress of the Free People's Party .

Crämer was a member of the Customs Parliament from 1867 to 1871 . Crämer was a member of the Reichstag from 1871 to 1874. His adopted home Nuremberg sent him there with a majority of more than 66%. In the Reichstag he belonged to the German Progressive Party .

In 1882, Crämer was offered the award of the Bavarian Crown Order . He refused this award because it would have raised him to the non-hereditary nobility.

Carl Crämer married Anna Elisabetha born in 1843. Baudner. The couple had three sons and four daughters.

Three years after his death, a bust of Crämer was unveiled in the Nuremberg city park.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Fritz Specht, Paul Schwabe: The Reichstag elections from 1867 to 1903. Statistics of the Reichstag elections together with the programs of the parties and a list of the elected representatives. 2nd Edition. Carl Heymann Verlag, Berlin 1904, p. 205.


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