Frederick Schramm

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1931–1935 24th Auckland East Labour
1935–1938 25th Auckland East Labour
1938–1943 26th Auckland East Labour
1943–1946 27th Auckland East Labour

Frederick William (Bill) Schramm (1886–1962) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He was the eleventh Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1944 to 1946.

He was the Member of Parliament for Auckland East from 1931 to 1946; when he was defeated for the new electorate of Parnell.[1]

He was born in Hokitika of Danish parents, and was a lawyer. He married Alice Amelia Peard in 1918; they had two daughters. Originally an ally of John A. Lee, they fell out and Schramm moved for Lee's expulsion at the 1940 Labour conference. Lee supported the National candidate Duncan Rae who defeated Schramm in the Parnell electorate in 1946.

In 1935, Schramm was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[2]

He died in Auckland in 1962.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 233. OCLC 154283103. 
  2. ^ "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  • Who’s Who in New Zealand, 4th Edition 1941
  • New Zealand Herald 1962, 29 October (obituary), 30 October (death notice)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
James Donald
Member of Parliament for Auckland East
Constituency abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Barnard
Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
1944 – 1946
Succeeded by
Robert McKeen