Grant Woods

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For the American Gothic artist with a similar name, see Grant Wood.
Grant Woods
Attorney General of Arizona
In office
January 1991 – January 1999
Preceded by Bob Corbin
Succeeded by Janet Napolitano
Personal details
Born May 19, 1954
Political party Republican
Residence Arizona

Grant Woods served as attorney general of Arizona from 1991 until 1999. A Republican. Arizona attorney general; one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, member of International Academy of Trial Lawyers; received multiple record verdicts for Arizona and the United States; voted by peers top attorney general in the country in 1994; led Civil Rights committee and Supreme Court committee for National Association of Attorneys General; first Republican to sue tobacco companies and key negotiator of the states' settlement which is the largest in history; founder of Mesa Boys and Girls Club, renamed as Grant Woods Boys and Girls Club; founder of Mesa Education Association; founder of Mesa Arts Academy; one of founders of Phoenix Children's Museum; screenwriter; columnist; songwriter; AP talk radio host of the year for the Grant Woods Show. Winner of top awards from Children's Action Alliance, Chicanos Por La Causa, Salvation Army, American Lung Association, American Heart Association. Married to former Fox News anchor Marlene Galan Woods; children: Austin, Lauren, Cole, Dylan, Ava. <Arizona Republic>

Woods was a supporter of John McCain in his race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination against J.D. Hayworth in 2010.[1] Woods was McCain's chief of staff when he was a congressman.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Bob Corbin
Attorney General of Arizona
Succeeded by
Janet Napolitano