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John Gaston Grant

American politician

Died when: 65 years 171 days (785 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

John Gaston Grant

John Gaston Grant (January 1, 1858 – June 21, 1923) was an American politician who served in the U.S.House of Representatives.John Gaston Grant was born January 1, 1858 in a log cabin in Edneyville Township, Henderson County, North Carolina.

He was the fifth child of William Colin and Sarah Elizabeth (Freeman) Grant, of Henderson County, North Carolina.He was self-educated and a lifelong "Radical" or Republican.

He was called "Cornbread John" by local Democratic-leaning newspaper, The French Broad Hustler.He married Zsa Zura Edney on March 30, 1876, in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Grant was a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1889, but declined a renomination.He was the sheriff of Henderson County 1892–1896 and refused a renomination in 1896.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress after which he resumed agricultural pursuits.

Grant died in Hendersonville, North Carolina on June 21, 1923, and is interred in Oakdale Cemetery.


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