Grant Decker

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Grant Decker
1st Mayor of the City of Flint
In office
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Robert J. S. Page[1]
Personal details
Born February 4, 1814
Deckertown, Sussex County, New Jersey
Died July 30, 1890(1890-07-30) (aged 76)
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan

Grant Decker (February 4, 1814 – July 30, 1890) was the first mayor of the village (now City) of Flint, Michigan serving from 1855-1856. He was a merchant, miller and in the lumber businesses at some time in his life.[2]

Early life[edit]

Decker was born in Deckertown, Sussex County, New Jersey on February 4, 1814.[2] He came to Flint, Michigan in 1839 to work in the lumbering industry. With the Honorable Artemas Thayer, he built a flour mill. Later in association with Captain Ira H. Wilder, he owned interests in a flour and feed mill. Over his time in Flint, eight fires hit his various businesses.[3]


In 1855 Decker was elected Mayor of the Village of Flint serving until 1856.[2]


On July 30, 1890 Decker died in Flint with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Flint.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Mayor of Flint
Succeeded by
Robert J. S. Page


  1. ^ Political List of Flint City Mayors
  2. ^ a b c d Political Index to Politicians: Decker --Decker, Grant entry
  3. ^ The History of Genesee County, MI Chapter XIII. First City Officers.