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Robert Cecil (Bob) Cram (1913–1999)

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Robert Cecil (Bob) Cram (1913-1999) coalminer and trade union leader 

Birth: 25 April 1913 at Balgownie near Corrimal, New South Wales, son of Frederick James Cram (1883-1981), miner, and Jane, née Rogers (1890-1975). Marriage: 15 May 1937 at St Bernard’s church, Mascot, to Esme Edna Comensoli (1914-1972). They had one son and two daughters. Death: 29 November 1999 in a nursing home at Campbelltown, NSW. 

  • Bob was educated at Corrimal until the age of 14 when he entered the local mining industry and joined the Corrimal lodge of the Miners' Federation.
  • He was active in the Federation's affairs until his retirement in 1973, serving successively as president of the Corrimal lodge and lodge delegate to the Southern Districts board of management (c.1944-1954?), Southern Districts vice president (1954-67) and president (1967-69).
  • He was general secretary of the Miners' Federation from 1969 to 1973, succeeding Jim Comerford.
  • He was not a member of any political party.

Common Cause,
1 February 1958, 8 March 1969 and 12 May 1982.

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  • profile, Tribune (Sydney), 2 April 1969, p 10

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