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Peter Charles GRANATA

(1898-1973)

GRANATA, Peter Charles, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., October 28, 1898; attended the public and high schools of his native city; was graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College at Chicago in 1912; engaged in the coal business in 1917; chief clerk to the prosecutor of the city of Chicago 1926-1928 and chief deputy coroner 1928-1930; elected to the State house of representatives in 1930 to fill a vacancy; presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Seventy-second Congress and served from March 3, 1931, to April 5, 1932, when he was succeeded by Stanley H. Kunz, who successfully contested the election; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in the coal and oil business in Chicago until May 1933; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1973; assistant director of finance of the State of Illinois 1941-1943; vice president of a glass company in Chicago, Ill., 1948; was a resident of Chicago, Ill., until his death there on September 29, 1973; interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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

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