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George William Grider, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1949, New York, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Decorated Navy Cross, Silver Star medal, Bronze Star medal; recipient Citizen of Year award Memphis Newspaper Guild, 1962.


Grider, George William was born on October 1, 1912 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John McGavock and Marguerite (Samuels) Grider.


Student, Southwestern at Memphis, 1931-1932;Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1936;Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1950.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1936;advanced through grades to captain, United States Navy, 1947;retired, 1947;practice in, Memphis, 1950-1964;vice president, secretary, general counsel, Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1967-1975;president, Niagara River White Waters Tours, 1972-1975;partner firm, Apperson, Crump, Duzane & Maxwell, Memphis, 1975-1982;Member, 89th Congress from Tennessee.


  • Bar: Tennessee 1949, New York, Supreme Court of the United States Court.



Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.


Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.


It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


Chairman Travelers Aid Society, Memphis, 1950-1952. Member president's advisory board Southwestern at Memphis, 1955-1964. Member Memphis and Shelby County Planning Commission, 1958-1960, Shelby County Quarterly Court, 1960-1964.

Chairman Memphis and Shelby County chapter American Red Cross, 1960-1962. Chairman United Service Organizations, Memphis, 1952-1958, national board directors, 1956-1966. Trustee Memphis Academy Arts, 1975-1982.

Trustee Le Moyne College-Owen College, Memphis, 1975-1982, chairman, 1980-1982. Board visitors United States Naval Academy, 1967-1982. Member Raven Society, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Clubs: Rotary (Memphis), Engineers (Memphis).


Married Ann Elizabeth Curlin, June 18, 1936. Children: George William, Gail Ann (Mistress James Gurley), Sally Elizabeth (Mistress Morton Weiss), Wilson Northcross.

John McGavock Grider

Marguerite (Samuels) Grider

Ann Elizabeth Curlin

George William Grider

Gail Ann Grider (Mistress James Gurley)

Sally Elizabeth Grider (Mistress Morton Weiss)

Wilson Northcross Grider