William J. Granfield

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William Joseph Granfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1930 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Will Kirk Kaynor
Succeeded by Charles R. Clason
Personal details
Born (1889-12-18)December 18, 1889
Springfield, Massachusetts
Died May 28, 1959(1959-05-28) (aged 69)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

William Joseph Granfield was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Springfield on December 18, 1889. He attended the grammar and high schools, and graduated from Williston Academy, and from the Notre Dame Law School. He was a member of the common council. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Springfield. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1918 and 1919, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924-1940.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William K. Kaynor. He was reelected to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from February 11, 1930, to January 3, 1937. Granfield was not a candidate for renomination in 1936. He was appointed for life as presiding justice of the district court of Springfield in 1936, and served until his retirement July 27, 1949 due to illness. He died in that city on May 28, 1959. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Will Kirk Kaynor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

February 11, 1930 - January 3, 1937
Succeeded by
Charles R. Clason