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Claudius Buchanan Grant, American judge. Served in Civil War, captain to colonel, 20th Michigan Volumes, 1862-1865; member Michigan House of Representatives, 1870-1874 (speaker pro tem.).

Background

Grant, Claudius Buchanan was born on October 25, 1835 in Lebanon, Maine, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Merrill) G.: Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1859, A.M., 1862, Doctor of Laws, 1891.

Education

Teacher and principal, Ann Arbor High School, 1859-1862.

Career

Served in Civil War, captain to colonel, 20th Michigan Volumes, 1862-1865. Studied law, University of Michigan, 1865-1866. Admitted to bar, 1866.

Recorder and postmaster, Ann Arbor, 1867-1870. Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1870-1874 (speaker pro tem.). Regent University of Michigan, 1872-1880.

Practiced law, Houghton, Michigan, 1873-1882. Prosecuting attorney, Houghton County, 1876-1877. Judge Circuit Court, 1881-1889.

Justice, 1889-1909, chief justice, 1888, 1889 and 1908, Supreme Court of the Michigan.

Membership

Served in Civil War, captain to colonel, 20th Michigan Volumes, 1862-1865. Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1870-1874 (speaker pro tem.).

Connections

Married Caroline L. Felch, June 13, 1863.

father:
Joseph Bachelor of Arts

mother:
Mary (Merrill) G.: Bachelor of Arts

spouse:
Caroline L. Felch