Cramer, Richard S. (1928-2015)
Year Retired from SJSU
Stanford University, 1960 Ph.D.
San Jose State, 1955
San Francisco State, 1954
George Washington University, 1953
University of Oregon, 1952 MS
University of Oregon, 1950 BS
San Jose State University, 1961-1996
Stanford University, 1960-1961
Cubberley High School, 1957-1958
Palo Alto High School, 1954-1957
Lake Oswego High School, 1951-1952
Administrative and Professional Experience
Confinement Officer, Edwards AFB, 1952‑1954.
Portraits of Nobel Laureates in Peace (with John Wintterle).
American Humor and Humorists, 2 vols. (with Billie Jensen and John Wintterle).
Several articles in such publications as:
Pacific Historical Review,
American Scandinavian Review,
Civil War Times Illustrated,
San Jose Studies, etc.
My father recalled that when I was about 8 years old, I asked him if he would support me until I had a doctorate in history. As it developed, he was not called on to do that‑‑my wife supported us through the doctorate‑‑but I did achieve the doctorate. My dream, at 8, was the right one for me. I taught for over 40 years and enjoyed both students and colleagues‑‑as well as the subject. I wish the younger generations entering our profession the same satisfaction and happiness.
Date Completed: 9/96
Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.