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This is an autobiography by Gerald B. Cramer.

Gerald B. Cramer `52 is co-founder and chairman emeritus of Cramer Rosenthal & McGlynn LLC, an investment firm that manages over $10 billion. Cramer has had overall responsibility for its investment policy and was also a portfolio manager. He received his B.S. in accounting from the Martin J. Whiman School of Management at Syracuse University and attended the University of Pennsylvania`s Wharton School of Business. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Cramer has sat on the boards of Ripplewood Holdings; Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd., where he was chair; OSHAP Technologies; Prime Ventures; Glenayre Technologies; Edison Control Corp; and ProxyMed Inc. His community service activities include serving as director of Teatown Lake Reservation and formerly serving on the boards of St. Joseph`s Medical Center and the Glaucoma Foundation.

Cramer has served on Syracuse University`s Board of Trustees since 1995, including a term as vice chairman. He has been a strong supporter of Lubin House and the High School for Leadership and Public Service. He has served as a member of the SU School of Architecture Advisory Board and the Metropolitan New York Advisory Board. In 2003, he was a lecturer for the Berman Distinguished Lecture Series at the Whitman School.

He has also been a major benefactor of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. More than three dozen students have been recipients of Cramer Scholarships; currently, four members of the Maxwell faculty hold the title of Cramer Professor.

In June 2004, Cramer was selected as the first recipient of the Maxwell School Horizon Award, which was established to recognize wise, inspirational volunteer leadership combined with exceptional philanthropic commitment. In 2006, Cramer was awarded the George Arents Pioneer Medal, the highest alumni honor Syracuse University bestows.

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