Lillian grew up in the lap of luxury on East 64th Street in Manhattan, with two live-in servants catering to her needs when she wasn't away at boarding school. When she was twenty one on Valentine's Day, 1916, she married Adolph Bernard (Goldstein) Cramer, a hosiery salesman. The happy couple took up residence in a row house on East 70th Street.
Although her competitive record was nothing to sneeze at, the real feather in Lillian's cap was the fact that she was one of the first female figure skating judges in America. She was the only female judge at the U.S. Championships that decided the American team that competed at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. By the early forties, she was one of only six American women who held the distinction of being selected by the USFSA as international judges.
During the thirties, Lillian was a perennial judge at the U.S. and North American Championships. She also often travelled to clubs outside of New York to judge high level tests, all the while continuing to perform in the Skating Club Of New York's annual carnivals for many years. She was an avid collector of trade cards that depicted skating scenes. In 1944, she wrote to "Skating" magazine about her hobby. "Everyone in big business used them," she recalled. "They covered every subject, but mine are all skating ones. They are cute, funny, colourful and gay. The skates, costumes and positions, to say the least, would put any of us in the best of humour. The cost is trivial, some as low as five cents, none over a dollar."
Although little is known about Lillian's later life, her role in skating history as a pioneering female judge and one of America's first Jewish figure skaters of note was certainly of significance.
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