George Grennell Jr.

George Grennell Jr.[a] (December 25, 1786 – November 19, 1877) was a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. He was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on December 25, 1786 to parents George and Lydia (Stevens) Grennell. He attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1808. He was admitted to the bar in 1811 and served as prosecuting attorney for Franklin County 1820–1828.

George Grennell Jr.
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1839
Preceded bySamuel Clesson Allen (7th)
Joseph G. Kendall (6th)
Succeeded byGeorge N. Briggs (7th)
James C. Alvord (6th)
Constituency7th district (1829–33)
6th district (1833–39)
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
In office
1825–1827
Personal details
BornDecember 25, 1786
Greenfield, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 19, 1877(1877-11-19) (aged 90)
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Resting placeGreen River Cemetery
Political partyAnti-Jacksonian, Whig
Alma materDartmouth College, 1808
ProfessionAttorney

Grennell was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate 1825–1827. Grennell was 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). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.

Grennell served as a trustee of Amherst College 1838–1859, a judge of probate 1849–1853, clerk of Franklin County Courts 1853–1865, and the first president of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad.

Grennell married twice: first to Helen Adelle Blake in 1814 and second to Eliza Seymour Perkins in 1820.[1] His son George Blake Grinnell became a noted businessman. Grennell died in Greenfield, Massachusetts November 19, 1877 and was interred in Greenfield's Green River Cemetery.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Also known as Grinnell

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davis, William T. (1895). Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. II. p. 326.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by