Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GRANGER, Francis (1792-1868)

GRANGER, FRANCIS, (cousin of Amos Phelps Granger), a Representative from New York; born in Suffield, Conn., December 1, 1792; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1811; moved with his father to Canandaigua, N.Y. in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1826-1828, 1830, and 1832; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828; unsuccessful candidate of the National Republicans for Governor of New York in 1830 and 1832; delegate to the Anti-Masonic National Convention at Philadelphia September 11, 1830; unsuccessful Whig and Anti-Masonic candidate for Vice President in 1836; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, to March 5, 1841, when he resigned; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President William Henry Harrison and served from March 6 to September 18, 1841; again elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Greig and served from November 27, 1841, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for reelection in 1842; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Canandaigua, N.Y., on August 31, 1868; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In Francis and Gideon Granger Papers, 1800-1864, 305 items.
Chiefly letters to Francis Granger and his father, Gideon Granger, U.S. postmaster-general under Jefferson and Madison (1801-1814). Includes copies of letters from Francis Granger to Thurlow Weed. Topics include the Antimasonic Party, politics, the Post Office Dept., and public works. Correspondents include DeWitt Clinton, Millard Fillmore, Thomas Jefferson, Abbott Lawrence, and William Henry Seward. A finding aid is available in the library.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

The Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: In the Ogden Edwards Papers, 1753-1876, 45 pieces.
Other authors include Francis Granger.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the Thurlow Weed Papers 1818-1882, 162 items.
Persons represented include Francis Granger.


Rochester University
Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rochester, NY
Microfilm: In the papers of William Henry Seward, 1730-1917, 198 microfilm reels.
Correspondents include Francis Granger.