James Benton Grant
American politicianDied when: 63 years 303 days (765 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
James Benton Grant (January 2, 1848 – November 1, 1911) was an American mining engineer, Confederate soldier, and the third Governor of Colorado from 1883 to 1885.
He was born in Russell County, Alabama and died in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.During the outbreak of the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 20th Alabama Light Artillery regiment in the Confederate Army.
He attended what is now Iowa State University for two years and then Cornell University from 1873–1874 before he moved to the Freiberg School of Mines in Germany, where he studied metallurgy.
He was also the first Democratic governor of Colorado.