Miles T. Granger

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Miles Tobey Granger
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Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district
In office
1887–1889
Preceded by Edward Woodruff Seymour
Succeeded by Frederick Miles
Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors
In office
1876–1887
Member of the Connecticut Senate
In office
1866 –  
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1857 –  
Personal details
Born (1817-08-12)August 12, 1817
New Marlboro, Massachusetts
Died October 21, 1895(1895-10-21) (aged 78)
North Canaan, Connecticut
Resting place Lower Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah C. Ferguson
Children Bertha, Samuel, Mary, Josie, Kittie, Carrie
Alma mater Wesleyan University (1842)
Occupation lawyer, judge

Miles Tobey Granger (born August 12, 1817, New Marlboro, Massachusetts - October 21, 1895) was a judge of the Supreme Court of Errors (now called the Connecticut Supreme Court) in 1876 and served until March 1, 1887, when he resigned. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1887 to 1889.[1] He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1857, and in the Connecticut Senate in 1866 and 1867.[1]

Early life[edit]

Granger was born in New Marlboro, Massachusetts, Granger moved with his parents to Canaan, Connecticut, in 1819.[1] He pursued common-school and academic studies, and graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1842, and there became a member of the Mystical Seven.

He moved to Louisiana in 1843 where he taught for a private family in West Feliciana Parish,[2] and he was admitted to the bar of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in April 1845.[1]

He returned to Canaan, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar in Litchfield County in October 1845 and practiced law in Canaan 1847-1867.[1] After 1849, he was a Probate Judge, District of Canaan for fifteen of eighteen years.[2]

On October 21, 1846, he married Miss Sarah C. Ferguson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. They had six children, Bertha I., Samuel F., Mary F., Josie, Kittie M., Carrie Tobey.[2]

Granger served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1857, and in the Connecticut Senate in 1866 and 1867.[1]

From 1867 to 1876, he was a judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut, and Granger was elected judge of the Supreme Court of Errors (now the Supreme Court of Connecticut) in 1876 and served until March 1, 1887, when he resigned.[1][2]

Granger was elected to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888.[1]

Granger was elected State referee in 1893 and served until his death in North Canaan, Connecticut, October 21, 1895, where he was interred in the Lower Cemetery.[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by
Edward Woodruff Seymour
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

1887 – 1889
Succeeded by
Frederick Miles
Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut Supreme Court
1876 – March 1, 1887
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut Senate
1866
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1857
Succeeded by
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