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Gideon Granger
Birth: Jul. 19, 1767
Death: Dec. 31, 1822

US Postmaster General. A native of Suffield Connecticut, he graduated from Yale in 1787, began a law practice in his home state, and served in the state legislature. He was considered a brilliant political essayist. Using the pseudonyms Algernon Sidney and Epaminondas many of his writings, defending Jeffersonian principles, were published in pamphlet form. In 1798, he lost his bid for a seat in the United States Congress, but President Thomas Jefferson rewarded him for his loyalty by naming him Postmaster General. He held that post from 1801 until President James Madison removed him from the position in 1814. He moved to Canandaigua, New York where he continued his public involvement by becoming a member of the state senate where he became a key figure in the Erie Canal project. Ill health forced him out of public service in 1821. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gideon Granger (1735 - 1800)
  Tryphosia Kent Granger (1738 - 1796)
 
 Spouse:
  Mindwell Pease Granger (1770 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  John Albert Granger (1795 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Canandaigua
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2000
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