GRIDER, George William, (1912 - 1991)


GRIDER, George William, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., October 1, 1912; attended the public schools; graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1936 and served in the Navy from 1936 to 1947 when he retired as a captain because of a physical disability; awarded the Navy Cross; graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1950; was admitted to the bar in 1950 and commenced the practice of law in Memphis; member of the city planning commission in 1956 and 1957; member of Shelby County Quarterly Court, 1959-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; vice president and general counsel of the Carborundum Company of Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1967-1975; resumed the practice of law in Memphis; was a resident of Memphis until his death there on March 20, 1991; interment in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.