Amos P. Granger

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Amos P. Granger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byDaniel T. Jones
Succeeded byCharles B. Sedgwick
Personal details
Born(1792-12-01)December 1, 1792
Suffield, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedAugust 31, 1868(1868-08-31) (aged 75)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Political partyOpposition, Republican
Charlotte Hickox
(m. 1813; his death 1866)
RelationsFrancis Granger (cousin)
Gideon Granger (uncle)
ParentsAmos Granger
Ann Phelps

Amos Phelps Granger (June 3, 1789 – August 20, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from New York, cousin of Francis Granger.

Early life[edit]

Granger was born in Suffield, Connecticut on June 3, 1789. He was the youngest of four children born to Dr. Amos Granger (1748–1811) and Ann Phelps (1753–1806).[1] His father was a prominent physician who served in the Connecticut Legislature from 1788 to 1791 and also served in the militia alongside General Horatio Gates during the American Revolutionary War[1] He was a first cousin of fellow U.S. Representative Francis Granger through his uncle, Gideon Granger, the longest serving United States Postmaster General (under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison).

Granger attended the public schools.[2]


In 1811, he moved to Manlius, New York, where he was president of the town for several years. He served as captain in the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor and on the Canada–US border.[2]

He moved to Syracuse, New York, in 1820 and engaged in numerous business enterprises.[3] He served as trustee of the city of Syracuse from 1825–1830, during which time he delivered the address of welcome to General Lafayette when he visited Syracuse in 1825. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852.[2]

Granger was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859.[4] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1858 and retired from active business pursuits.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On December 21, 1813, Granger was married to Charlotte Hickox (1790–1882), one of twelve children of Benjamin Hickox. They did not have any children together.[1]

He was paralysed by a stroke in about 1860, and died after a bout of dysentery in Syracuse, New York, on August 20, 1866.[5] He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Granger, James Nathaniel (1893). Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass., and Suffield, Conn. p. 109. ISBN 9785880057696. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "GRANGER, Amos Phelps - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Vaughn, William Preston (2015). The Anti-Masonic Party in the United States: 1826-1843. University Press of Kentucky. p. 42. ISBN 9780813150406. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ Granger, Amos P. (Amos Phelps) (1859). State sovereignty--the Constitution--slavery. Washington, D.C. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Obituary of Amos P Granger" (PDF). Syracuse Journal. 21 August 1866. Retrieved February 17, 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel T. Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Charles B. Sedgwick

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website