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Miles Tobey Granger (August 12, 1817 - October 21, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.[1] Born in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, Granger moved with his parents to Canaan, Connecticut, in 1819.[1] He pursued common-school and academic studies, and graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1842, and there became a member of the Mystical Seven. He moved to Louisiana in 1843 where he taught for a private family in West Feliciana Parish, [2] and he was admitted to the bar of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in April 1845.[1] He returned to Canaan, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar in Litchfield County in October 1845 and practiced law in Canaan 1847-1867.[1] After 1849, he was a Probate Judge, District of Canaan for fifteen of eighteen years.[2]

Granger served as member of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1857, and in the state Senate in 1866 and 1867.[1]

From 1867 to 1876, he was a judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut, and Granger was elected judge of the Supreme Court of Errors in 1876 and served until March 1, 1887, when he resigned.[1][2]

Granger was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888.[1]

On October 21, 1846, he married Miss Sarah C. Ferguson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. They had six children, Bertha I., Samuel F., Mary F., Josie, Kittie M., Carrie Tobey.[2]

Granger was elected State referee in 1893 and served until his death in North Canaan, Connecticut, October 21, 1895, where he was interred in the Lower Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h GRANGER, Miles Tobey - Biographical Information
  2. ^ a b c d Nicolson, F. W., Orange Judd, eds. (1883). Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.. Middletown, Connecticut: Press of Avery Rand.  


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