THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
a Cadillac—none of themoperational;
at other times he owned BMWs and
Porsches. During his lifetime, he owned
more than a total of 70 cars. He was proud
to have driven solo fromLima to Patagonia
and fromLima to Iguazu Falls, and later
enjoyed road trips with his wife, Alice.
Mr. Cohn was predeceased by his par-
ents and his older brother, Alan. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Alice Beasley of Oakland;
daughters Professor Deborah Cohn Sauer
(and her husband, Peter) of Bloomington,
Ind., and Dr. Tamara Cohn Krimm (and
her husband, Charles) of Wasilla, Alaska;
their mother (his former wife and State
Department retiree) Irene Cohn, of San
Francisco; his younger brother, John; a
niece, Leslie Cohn; and grandsons Noah,
Benjamin and Daniel Cohn Sauer, who
continue his love affair with anything on
Dwight Melvin Cramer,
89, a retired
Foreign Service officer, died on Sept. 15 in
Rockville, Md., following a stroke.
Mr. Cramer grew up in Hastings, Neb.
Drafted in April 1945, he spent two years
in the Army before receiving a B.A. from
Hastings College. At the University of
Chicago he received anM.A. in political
science and satisfied preliminary require-
ments for a doctorate, after which he
moved toWashington, D.C., to work for
the State Department.
His diplomatic career included
assignments to the United Nations and to
Vienna, where he assisted in the estab-
lishment of the International Atomic
Energy Agency. He also served inMunich,
Bangkok and Taipei as an economic
officer. Returning toWashington, D.C., Mr.
Cramer worked on scientific and technical
cooperation with the Soviet Union, Poland,
Yugoslavia and China.
After retiring from the Foreign Service,
Mr. Cramer served on the Foreign Service
Board of Examiners, reviewed State
Department Freedomof Information cases
and lectured on cruise ships to Asia.
Music was important throughout his
life. As a young person he played in school
orchestras, and later he attended concerts
and operas. During his two-year posting
in Vienna, he attended 24 operas. In later
years he was a political activist and leader
who believed that one citizen canmake a
difference. He is remembered by friends
and family for his loyalty, optimistic nature
and dedication to causes he believed in.
Mr. Cramer was a 34-year Tuesday
volunteer at Common Cause headquarters
inWashington, D.C., and served as presi-
dent of the Maryland chapter of Common
Cause. He carried out press office duties at
four presidential conventions. Throughout
the Clinton presidency he volunteered in
the White House Social Office, where he
listened tomusical tapes sent in by people
asking to perform for the president and
judged their merit.
He was a member of DACOR and the
Asian American Forum. He was an active
member of the River Road Unitarian Uni-
versalist Congregation for more than 50
years, singing in the choir and serving as
board chairman, among other duties.
Survivors include the former Carol
Johnson, his wife of 58 years; children Ste-
ven, SusanWhite, David and their spouses;
and six grandchildren.
Olga K. Drexler,
85, a former mem-
ber of the Foreign Service and the wife of
retired FSO Robert W. Drexler, died on July
1 in Silver Spring, Md.
Olga Hladio was born in Jersey City, N.J.
She entered the Foreign Service in 1955
and was posted to Vienna and Tehran.
In 1963, she marriedMr. Drexler, then
a political officer at the U.S. embassy in
Mrs. Drexler joined her husband in rep-
resenting the American government and
people on diplomatic assignments to Hong
Kong from 1968 to 1972, Geneva from 1972
to 1974, and Bogotá.
Mrs. Drexler is survived by her hus-
band, her sister Stephanie andmany
nieces and nephews.
Lawrence Elliot Harrison,
retired Foreign Service officer with the U.S.
Agency for International Development,
died on Dec. 9, 2015, at the University Hos-
pital of Alexandropoulos, Greece.
Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Harrison
graduated fromBrookline High School in
1949 and fromDartmouth College in 1953.
He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy
from 1954 to 1957, and graduated from the
Harvard Kennedy School in 1960 with a
master’s degree in public administration.
He joined USAID in 1962, and served as
a programofficer in Costa Rica from 1964
to 1965. His next posting was as deputy
director of the USAIDmission in the
Dominican Republic from 1965 to 1968;
from there, he was assigned as USAID
director in Costa Rica from 1968 to 1971.
Returning toWashington, D.C., Mr.
Harrison was assigned to the Bureau
for Latin American and the Caribbean
from 1972 to 1976. From 1976 to 1978,
he was posted to Guatemala as director
of USAID’s Regional Office for Central
America and Panama.
He served as USAID director in Haiti
from 1978 to 1980, and in Nicaragua from
1980 to 1982.
During his various USAID assignments,
Mr. Harrison and his family experienced
volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica and
the U.S. Marine invasion of the Domini-
can Republic in 1965, an earthquake in
Guatemala in 1976 and the revolution in
Nicaragua in 1979.
Retiring from the Foreign Service
in 1982, Mr. Harrison worked briefly at