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Elijah Sherman GRAMMER

(1868-1936)
Senate Years of Service:
1932-1933
Party:
Republican

GRAMMER, Elijah Sherman, a Senator from Washington; born in Quincy, Hickory County, Mo., April 3, 1868; attended the common schools and Bentonville (Ark.) College; moved to Washington in 1887, where he was a logger and general manager in logging camps near Tacoma; returned to Bentonville (Ark.) College in 1892; went to Alaska in 1897 as general manager of logging camps; returned to Washington in 1901 and located in Seattle; engaged as owner-logger in many companies; served as president of the Employers’ Association of Washington 1916-1917; during the First World War was appointed a major in the United States Army, assigned to the spruce-production division at Grays and Willapa Harbors 1918-1919; appointed on November 22, 1932, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Wesley L. Jones and served from November 22, 1932, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for election to the full term; resumed his interests in the logging business; also served as an officer of investment and railway companies; died in Seattle, Wash., on November 19, 1936; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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