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Lawyers and Poetry
"George Grant was born at Ada in Kent county, Michigan, January 9, 1852, a son of James and Isabelle (Spence) Grant. The parents both natives of Scotland, settled in Ada township of Kent county in 1851, where the father followed farming. James Grant was born in 1813 and died at the age of eight-nine years in 1902. The mother died at the age of sixty-eight. There were nine children five deceased, and those living are: William Grant, a farmer in Ada township of Kent county; George Grant; Albert, a merchant at Alexandria, Indiana, and Robert S. Grnt, a business man in Chicago.
The public schools and the Grand Rapids high school furnished Geroge Grant his preliminary training, and after graduating from the Ypsilanti Normal, he taught school six years at Almont, Lapeer county, Michigan. His law studies were pursued in the offices of Wheeler and McKnight at Saginaw, and his admission to the bar came in 1883. Since then he has been practicing at Saginzw, and for more than twenty years has been associated with Mr. Watts S. Humphrey. Mr Grant is a member of the Micigan State Bar Association and is president of the Saginaw Bar Association. His Masonic membership included all the degrees of the York Rite, the Knights Templar, and he belongs to the Shrine. His church is the Congregational. A Republican in politics, he has steadfastly refused any nomination, but has worked and interested himself in many ways for the welfare of his party.
Mr. Grant was married in July 6, 1878, to Miss Mary S. Fowler, a native of Ingham county, Michigan. Of their three children, two died in childhood, and the only survivor is George Grant, Jr., now associated with the Michigan Glass Company." [Charles Moore, History of Michigan 1685 (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1915)(vol. 3)][online text]
George Grant, Verses: Children and Companions of My Idle Hours (Saginaw, Michigan: Privately published, 1919)