John Greig (representative)

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John Greig
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
May 21, 1841 (1841-05-21) – September 25, 1841 (1841-09-25)
Personal details
Born(1779-08-06)August 6, 1779
Moffat, Scotland, United Kingdom
DiedApril 9, 1858(1858-04-09) (aged 78)
Canandaigua, New York
Political partyWhig
OccupationAttorney, politician

John Greig (August 6, 1779 – April 9, 1858) was a United States Representative from New York.


Greig was born in Moffat, Scotland on August 6, 1779 and attended the Edinburgh High School. He immigrated to the United States in 1797, studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Canandaigua, New York. He served as president of the Ontario Bank, was president of the Ontario Agricultural Society, and was a member and vice chancellor of the Board of Regents for the University of the State of New York. He was also one of the founders of the Ontario Female Seminary.

Greig was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis Granger; he served from May 21, 1841 until his resignation on September 25, 1841. He died in Canandaigua on April 9, 1858 with interment in West Avenue Cemetery.

The town of Greig in Lewis County was named for him.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis Granger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis Granger