GRANT, Robert Allen, (1905 - 1998)


Photograph, 1943, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GRANT, Robert Allen, a Representative from Indiana; born near Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind., July 31, 1905; moved to Hamlet, Ind., in 1912 and to South Bend, Ind., in 1922; attended the public schools; A.B., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1928; J.D., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in South Bend; deputy prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County, Ind., in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-first Congress in 1948; resumed the practice of law in South Bend, Ind.; United States district judge, northern district of Indiana, 1957, and chief judge, 1961-1972, senior judge, 1972-1998; served on United States Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1976; died on March 2, 1998, in Mishawaka, Ind.