Bradley F. Granger

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Bradley Francis Granger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byWilliam Alanson Howard
Succeeded byFernando C. Beaman
Personal details
Born(1825-03-12)March 12, 1825
Lowville, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 4, 1882(1882-11-04) (aged 57)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Resting placeForest Hill Cemetery
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan A. De Lamater Granger
ChildrenRoss Granger
Howard Granger
Mary J. Granger
Sheldon Granger

Bradley Francis Granger (March 12, 1825 – November 4, 1882) was an American politician and a United States Representative from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Early life[edit]

Granger was born in Lowville, New York and attended the public schools. At the age of fifteen he began the study of law with Stacy & Beaman, at Tecumseh, Lenawee county, Michigan, until he reached his majority and was admitted to the bar on October 12, 1847.


Granger commenced practice in Tecumseh, Michigan, and in the summer of 1847 he moved to Kent county, and engaged in farming and lumbering, but returned to Manchester in the spring of 1848. In the spring of 1849, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and served for four years while owning and operating a farm. He continued to practice after moving to Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, and served as clerk of Washtenaw county in 1852 and Judge of Probate in 1856.[1]

Elected as a Republican from Michigan's 1st congressional district to the Thirty-seventh Congress, Granger served as United States Representative from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863.[2] He continued in the practice of law until his death.


Granger died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, November 4, 1882 (age 57 years, 237 days). He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Family life[edit]

In October 1848, Granger married Susan A. De Lamater, niece of Hon. William J. Hough. The couple had four children, Ross, Howard, Mary, and Sheldon.[3]


  1. ^ Hubbell, John T.; Geary, James W.; Wakelyn, Jon L. Biographical Dictionary of the Union: Northern Leaders of the Civil War. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 206.
  2. ^ Official Directory and Legislative Manual of the State of Michigan. Secretary of State, 1889 - Michigan. p. 237.
  3. ^ "PEN AND INK SKETHCES---BIOGRAPHICAL, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL". The New York Era. Volume 12. Saturday, April 18, 1863. Number 591. April 18, 1863. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Alanson Howard
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Michigan
1861– 1863
Succeeded by
Fernando C. Beaman