James R. Grover Jr.

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James R. Grover Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1975
Preceded bySteven B. Derounian
Succeeded byThomas J. Downey
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1957 – December 31, 1962
Preceded byJohn R. Britting
Succeeded byJohn G. McCarthy
Personal details
Born(1919-03-05)March 5, 1919
Babylon, New York
DiedOctober 14, 2012(2012-10-14) (aged 93)
Babylon, New York
Political partyRepublican

James Russell Grover Jr. (March 5, 1919 – October 14, 2012) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Grover was born in Babylon, New York to James and Christine Grover. His father was the village police chief. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1941. In 1943, he married Mary Fullerton, and they had four children. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the United States Army Air Corps in the China Burma India Theater of World War II. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1949, and practiced law in Babylon.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Suffolk Co., 3rd D.) from 1957 to 1962, sitting in the 171st, 172nd and 173rd New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd and 93rd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1975. He was defeated for re-election by Thomas J. Downey in November 1974.

Grover died on October 14, 2012.[1]


  1. ^ "James R. Grover Jr., Ex-Congressman From Long Island, Dies at 93". The New York Times. October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.

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New York State Assembly
Preceded by
New York State Assembly
Suffolk County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by