George GRENNELL, Jr., Congress, MA (1786-1877)


GRENNELL, George, Jr., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Greenfield, Mass., December 25, 1786; attended Deerfield Academy and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1808; was admitted to the bar in 1811; prosecuting attorney for Franklin County 1820-1828; member of the State senate 1825-1827; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through the Twenty-six Congresses and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; trustee of Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1838-1859; judge of probate 1849-1853; clerk of Franklin County Courts 1853-1865; first president of the Troy & Greenfield Railroad; died in Greenfield, Mass., November 19, 1877; interment in Green River Cemetery.

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