James Benton Grant
|James Benton Grant|
|3rd Governor of Colorado|
January 9, 1883 – January 13, 1885
|Lieutenant||William H. Meyer|
|Preceded by||Frederick W. Pitkin|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin H. Eaton|
January 2, 1848|
Russell County, Alabama
November 1, 1911 (aged 63)|
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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.
During the outbreak of the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 20th Alabama Light Artillery regiment in the Confederate Army. He attended what is now Iowa State University for two years and then Cornell University from 1873–1874 before he moved to the Freiberg School of Mines in Germany, where he studied metallurgy. He was also the first Democratic governor of Colorado.
- "The Governor James Benton Grant Collection at the Colorado State Archives". Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- "The Ten-year Book of Cornell University 1868-1878 Matriculated section pp. 71".
- "Colorado Governor James Benton Grant". Retrieved 30 July 2012.
Frederick Walker Pitkin
| Governor of Colorado
Benjamin Harrison Eaton
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