|1st Mayor of the City of Flint|
|Succeeded by||Robert J. S. Page|
|Born||February 4, 1814
Deckertown, Sussex County, New Jersey
|Died||July 30, 1890
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.
Decker was born in Deckertown, Sussex County, New Jersey on February 4, 1814. 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.
In 1855 Decker was elected Mayor of the Village of Flint serving until 1856.
On July 30, 1890 Decker died in Flint with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Flint.
|Mayor of Flint
Robert J. S. Page
- Political Graveyards.com List of Flint City Mayors
- Political Graveyards.com Index to Politicians: Decker --Decker, Grant entry
- The History of Genesee County, MI Chapter XIII. First City Officers.
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