GRANGER, Francis, (1792 - 1868)


GRANGER, Francis, (cousin of Amos Phelps Granger), a Representative from New York; born in Suffield, Conn., December 1, 1792; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1811; moved with his father to Canandaigua, N.Y. in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1826-1828, 1830, and 1832; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828; unsuccessful candidate of the National Republicans for Governor of New York in 1830 and 1832; delegate to the Anti-Masonic National Convention at Philadelphia September 11, 1830; unsuccessful Whig and Anti-Masonic candidate for Vice President in 1836; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, to March 5, 1841, when he resigned; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President William Henry Harrison and served from March 6 to September 18, 1841; again elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Greig and served from November 27, 1841, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for reelection in 1842; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Canandaigua, N.Y., on August 31, 1868; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.