Granger, Francis

Born: 1792-12-01 Suffield, Connecticut

Died: 1868-08-31 Canandaigua, New York

Flourished: New York

Granger graduated from Yale College and studied law, commencing a legal practice in Canandaigua in 1816. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1826 to 1828, and again in 1830 and 1832. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as an Anti-Jacksonian, serving from 1835 to 1837 and as a Whig from 1839 to 1841. President William Henry Harrison appointed him as postmaster general, where he served from March to September 1841. In November 1841 he was again elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until 1843.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1115.