William J. Grattan

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William J. Grattan (1903)

William J. Grattan (May 20, 1876 – December 6, 1938) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born in West Troy, Albany County, New York. The family moved to Cohoes in 1887. He attended St. Augustine's Academy in Lansingburgh, St. Bernard's Academy in Cohoes, and the Albany Business College. Then he studied law with Myer Nussbaum, and at Albany Law School. He graduated in 1898, was admitted to the bar the same year, and practiced law in Albany.

He was a page of the New York State Assembly in 1892 and 1893; Assistant Librarian of the Assembly in 1894; Assistant Postmaster of the Assembly in 1895; and Private Secretary to State Senator Myer Nussbaum from 1896 to 1898.

Grattan was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 4th D.) in 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (28th D.) from 1907 to 1910, sitting in the 130th, 131st, 132nd and 133rd New York State Legislatures.

Later, he was Clerk of Albany County for two terms.

He died on December 6, 1938, after a heart attack.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas G. Ross
New York State Assembly
Albany County, 4th District

Succeeded by
district abolished
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Edgar T. Brackett
New York State Senate
28th District

Succeeded by
Henry M. Sage