James P. McGranery
James Patrick McGranery (July 8, 1895–December 23, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician.
Born in Philadelphia, he served in World War I as an observation balloon pilot with the United States Army Air Service, and as an adjutant in the One Hundred and Eleventh Infantry. He graduated from Temple University Law School in 1928. On November 29, 1939, he married Regina T. Clark, and the two had two sons, James and Patrick, and one daughter, Regina.
In November 1943, he was appointed assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and was responsible for supervising the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Bureau of Prisons and various divisions. He then served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In 1952, President Harry Truman appointed McGranery Attorney General and he served in that capacity until 1953. In 1952, McGranery revoked the re-entry permit of Charlie Chaplin when he was accused of Communist sympathies. He returned to practicing law in Washington, D.C. in 1954.
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- James P. McGranery at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-10
- Profile at Truman Library
- Arlington National Cemetery
|United States House of Representatives|
William H. Wilson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
Joseph M. Pratt
J. Howard McGrath
|U.S. Attorney General
Served under: Harry S. Truman
Herbert Brownell, Jr.