George McInvale GRANT, Congress, AL (1897-1982)


GRANT, George McInvale, a Representative from Alabama; born in Louisville, Barbour County, Ala., July 11, 1897; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1922; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Troy, Ala.; served as a private and aviation cadet in the aviation section of the Signal Corps of the United States Army in 1918 and 1919; county solicitor of Pike County, Ala., 1927-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lister Hill; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from June 14, 1938, to January 3, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; lobbyist; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until the time of his death on November 4, 1982, at sea, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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