James Benton Grant

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James Benton Grant
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3rd Governor of Colorado
In office
January 9, 1883 – January 13, 1885
Lieutenant William H. Meyer
Preceded by Frederick W. Pitkin
Succeeded by Benjamin H. Eaton
Personal details
Born (1848-01-02)January 2, 1848
Russell County, Alabama
Died November 1, 1911(1911-11-01) (aged 63)
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Political party Democratic

James Benton Grant (January 2, 1848 – November 1, 1911) was an American mining engineer, Confederate soldier, and the third Governor of Colorado from 1883 to 1885. He was born in Russell County, Alabama and died in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.[1]

During the outbreak of the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 20th Alabama Light Artillery regiment in the Confederate Army.[2] He attended what is now Iowa State University for two years and then Cornell University from 1873–1874[3] before he moved to the Freiberg School of Mines in Germany, where he studied metallurgy. He was also the first Democratic governor of Colorado.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Walker Pitkin
Governor of Colorado
1883–1885
Succeeded by
Benjamin Harrison Eaton