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John Gaston GRANT

(1858-1923)

GRANT, John Gaston, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Edneyville Township, Henderson County, N.C., January 1, 1858; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1889; declined a renomination; sheriff of Henderson County 1892-1896; refused a renomination in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hendersonville, N.C., June 21, 1923; interment in Oak Dale Cemetery.

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

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