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  Granger, Francis
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AffiliationWhig  
  1856-01-01  
 
NameFrancis Granger
Address
Canandaigua, New York , United States
EmailNone
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Born December 01, 1792
DiedAugust 31, 1868 (75 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedChronicler
Mar 23, 2019 08:47pm
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Info(cousin of Amos Phelps Granger), a Representative from New York; born in Suffield, Conn., December 1, 1792; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1811; moved with his father to Canandaigua, N.Y. in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1826-1828 and 1830-1832; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828; unsuccessful candidate of the National Republicans for Governor of New York in 1830 and 1832; delegate to the Anti-Masonic National Convention at Philadelphia September 11, 1830; unsuccessful Whig and Anti-Masonic candidate for Vice President in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; again elected to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, to March 5, 1841, when he resigned; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President William Henry Harrison and served from March 6 to September 18, 1841; again elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Greig and served from November 27, 1841, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for reelection in 1842

In 1854, Granger produced a compromise proposal that would have reconstituted the national Whig Party by incorporating the various anti-Pierce parties in the North, but the breach in the party was too wide at that time. [New York Times, 11/21/1854]

Chairman of the Whig Party National Committee 1856-1860

Member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Canandaigua, N.Y., on August 31, 1868; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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FAMILY
Wife Cornelia Rutson Van Rensselaer Granger 00, 0000-
Daughter Adele Granger Thayer Winthrop 0000-1892
Father Gideon Granger 1767-1822
Father In-Law Jeremiah Van Rensselaer 1738-1810

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  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/22/1856 Whig National Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/19/1851 NY US Senate Lost 0.93% (-77.57%)
  02/01/1849 NY US Senate - W Caucus Lost 2.44% (-69.11%)
  11/03/1841 NY District 26 - Special Election Won 50.91% (+5.77%)
  03/05/1841 US Postmaster General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1840 NY District 26 Won 57.05% (+15.96%)
  01/14/1840 NY US Senate Lost 0.64% (-55.41%)
  12/15/1839 US House Speaker Lost 1.79% (-15.95%)
  11/07/1838 NY District 26 Won 57.86% (+15.72%)
  02/08/1837 US Vice President - Senate Runoff Lost 32.65% (-34.69%)
  11/08/1836 US Vice President Lost 26.19% (-23.81%)
  05/04/1836 US President - AM Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  02/24/1836 VT US President - AM Convention Lost 11.43% (-48.00%)
  12/17/1835 PA US President - AM Convention Lost 2.48% (-71.07%)
  12/07/1835 US House Speaker Lost 0.44% (-58.22%)
  11/05/1834 NY District 26 Won 59.06% (+18.12%)
  02/05/1833 NY US Senate Lost 23.48% (-42.42%)
  11/06/1832 NY Governor Lost 48.49% (-3.01%)
  11/02/1830 NY Governor Lost 47.85% (-3.37%)
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