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Amos Phelps Granger
Birth: Jun. 3, 1789
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1866
Onondaga County
New York, USA

US Congressman from New York. He attended schools in Connecticut and then became involved in a variety of businesses. In 1811 he moved to Manlius, New York, where he continued his commercial activities, including a dry goods store, and was President of the Town Board for several years. Granger was active in the militia, serving as a Captain in the War of 1812, taking part in the Battle of Sackets Harbor and action on the Canadian border before eventually rising to the rank of Brigadier General. In 1820 he moved to Syracuse, where he remained active in numerous business enterprises. Granger served as a Syracuse City Trustee from 1825 to 1830. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852. In 1854 Granger was elected to the US House as an Opposition candidate. In 1856 he was reelected as the nominee of the new Republican party, serving from 1855 to 1859. Granger played a notable role in the ongoing debate over Abolotion when he described flaws in the proposed Fugitive Slave Law that could make it possible for whites to be enslaved. He did not run for reelection in 1858, and lived in retirement at his home in Syracuse. He was the cousin of Francis Granger, who also served in Congress. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
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  Charlotte Hickox Granger (1790 - 1882)*
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Oakwood Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
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Record added: Dec 17, 2006
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