Daniel L. D. Granger

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Daniel L. D. Granger
21st Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island
In office
January 1901 – January 1903
Preceded byWilliam C. Baker
Succeeded byAugustus S. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1903 – February 14, 1909
Preceded byMelville Bull
Succeeded byWilliam P. Sheffield, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1852-05-30)May 30, 1852
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedFebruary 14, 1909(1909-02-14) (aged 56)
Washington, D.C.
Cause of deathHeart failure
Resting placeSwan Point Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBrown University

Daniel Larned Davis Granger (May 30, 1852 – February 14, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.

Early and personal life[edit]

Granger was born May 30, 1852 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Dr. James N. and Anna Brown Davis Granger.[1] Granger attended public schools.

He was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1874[1] and from the law department of Boston University in 1877. In 1902 Brown awarded Granger an A.M. (Master's) degree.[1]

Granger never married.[1] He lived at 328 Thayer Street.[1]

Granger belonged to numerous organizations. He was a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society; president of the Churchman's Club of Rhode Island; vice president of the American Group of Inter-parliamentary Union for the Promotion of International Arbitration; treasurer of the Dorilton Corporation of New York; member of the Psi Upsilon; member of the University Club of Providence, and the Manhattan Club of New York.[1]

Law career[edit]

He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] He was reading clerk of the State house of representatives 1887-1890, and treasurer of Providence from January 1890 to January 1901.

Political career[edit]

He served as mayor of Providence in 1901 and 1902.

Granger was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1909.

Death and burial[edit]

Granger took sick in November 1908 in Albany. He was moved to New York City and then Washington, DC. By January 2, his condition became serious, and he died in Washington at 7:15 PM on February 14.[1] The cause was heart failure.[1] His funeral took place in Providence,[1] and he was interred in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Obituary: Congressman Daniel L.D. Granger". New York Tribune. 15 Feb 1909. p. 7. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 296.

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Baker
Mayor of Providence
Succeeded by
Augustus S. Miller
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Melville Bull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1903 - February 14, 1909
Succeeded by
William P. Sheffield, Jr.