GRANT, John Gaston, (1858 - 1923)

GRANT, John Gaston, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Edneyville Township, Henderson County, N.C., January 1, 1858; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1889; declined a renomination; sheriff of Henderson County 1892-1896; refused a renomination in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hendersonville, N.C., June 21, 1923; interment in Oak Dale Cemetery.