GRANGER, Miles Tobey, (1817 - 1895)


GRANGER, Miles Tobey, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Marlboro, Berkshire County, Mass., August 12, 1817; moved with his parents to Canaan, Conn., in 1819; pursued common-school, academic, and collegiate studies, and was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1842; moved to Louisiana in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Wilkinson County, Miss., in April 1845; returned to Canaan, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in Litchfield County in October 1845 and practiced law in Canaan 1847-1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1857; served in the senate in 1866 and 1867; judge of probate court 1849-1867; judge of the superior court of Connecticut 1867-1876; elected judge of the supreme court in 1876 and served until March 1, 1887, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; elected State referee in 1893 and served until his death in North Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn., October 21, 1895; interment in the Lower Cemetery.