John Gaston Grant

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John Gaston Grant
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John Gaston Grant, c. 1908
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th district
In office
1909–1911
Personal details
Born (1858-01-01)January 1, 1858
Edneyville Township, North Carolina
Died June 21, 1923(1923-06-21) (aged 65)
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Political party Republican

John Gaston Grant (January 1, 1858 – June 21, 1923) was a politician and served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

John Gaston Grant was born January 1, 1858 in a log cabin in Edneyville Township, Henderson County, North Carolina.[1] He was the fifth child of William Colin and Sarah Elizabeth (Freeman) Grant, of Henderson County, North Carolina. He was self-educated and a lifelong "Radical" or Republican. He was called "Cornbread John" by local Democratic-leaning newspaper, The French Broad Hustler. He married Zsa Zura Edney on March 30, 1876, in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Grant was a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1889, but declined a renomination. He was the sheriff of Henderson County 1892–1896 and refused a renomination in 1896. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress after which he resumed agricultural pursuits.

Grant died in Hendersonville, North Carolina on June 21, 1923, and is interred in Oakdale Cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congress, United States (1910). Directory of ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 92. 
  2. ^ "John Gaston Grant (1858 - 1923) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William T. Crawford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

1909–1911
Succeeded by
James M. Gudger, Jr.