Ken Kramer

Kenneth Kramer is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Colorado, serving from 1979 to 1987.  Afterwards, Kramer was an Assistant Secretary to the Army, dealing with financial management. Kramer then served as an associate judge for the federal court of appeals and a chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He retired in 2004.

Born February 19, 1942, in Chicago, Kramer grew up in the city's suburb of Skokie, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois, and after earning his degree, entered Harvard University, from which he received his Juris Doctor. In 1966, he was admitted to the bar, and by 1970, he had risen to the position of assistant district attorney for the Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District.

In 1972, Kramer was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives and served for three terms until 1978. That year, he was elected to Congress to serve the first of four terms (until January 1987). He retired to run for the United States Senate, but lost the 1986 election to Democrat Tim Wirth.