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Walter Keil GRANGER

(1888-1978)

GRANGER, Walter Keil, a Representative from Utah; born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, October 11, 1888; moved with his parents to Cedar City, Utah, in 1894; attended the public schools; was graduated from a branch of the University of Utah at Cedar City in 1909 and later attended the Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City, Utah; engaged in agricultural pursuits and livestock raising; member of the board of trustees of Utah State Agricultural College; Cedar City postmaster 1914-1922; served overseas as a sergeant in the Eleventh Regiment, United States Marines, in 1918 and 1919; mayor of Cedar City, Utah, 1923-1926 and 1930-1932; member of the State house of representatives 1932-1937, serving as speaker in 1935; member of the Public Service Commission of Utah 1937-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for reelection in 1952 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed his farming interests; member, Board of Appeals, United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture 1967-1970; retired; resided in Cedar City, Utah, where he died April 21, 1978; interment in Cedar City Cemetery.

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

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