GRANGER, Amos Phelps, (1789 - 1866)


GRANGER, Amos Phelps, (cousin of Francis Granger), a Representative from New York; born in Suffield, Conn., June 3, 1789; attended the public schools; in 1811 moved to Manlius, N.Y., where he was president of the town for several years; served as captain in the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor and on the Canadian border; moved to Syracuse, N.Y., in 1820 and engaged in numerous business enterprises; trustee of the city of Syracuse 1825-1830; delivered the address of welcome to General Lafayette when he visited Syracuse in 1825; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; retired from active business pursuits; died in Syracuse, N.Y., on August 20, 1866; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.