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John Gaston Grant (January 1, 1858 – June 21, 1923) was a politician and served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

John Gaston Grant
John Gaston Grant, c. 1908
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byWilliam T. Crawford
Succeeded byJames M. Gudger, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1858-01-01)January 1, 1858
Edneyville Township, North Carolina
DiedJune 21, 1923(1923-06-21) (aged 65)
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Political partyRepublican

John Gaston Grant was born January 1, 1858 in a log cabin in Edneyville Township, Henderson County, North Carolina.[1] He was the fifth child of William Colin and Sarah Elizabeth (Freeman) Grant, of Henderson County, North Carolina. He was self-educated and a lifelong "Radical" or Republican. He was called "Cornbread John" by local Democratic-leaning newspaper, The French Broad Hustler. He married Zsa Zura Edney on March 30, 1876, in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Grant was a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1889, but declined a renomination. He was the sheriff of Henderson County 1892–1896 and refused a renomination in 1896. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress after which he resumed agricultural pursuits.

Grant died in Hendersonville, North Carolina on June 21, 1923, and is interred in Oakdale Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Congress, United States (1910). Directory of ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 92.
  2. ^ "John Gaston Grant (1858 - 1923) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2017-01-17.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William T. Crawford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Gudger, Jr.