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A.T. Andreas
Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa 1875
Biography of Charles T. Granger

Honorable Charles T. Granger, Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Iowa, was born in Monroe County, New York, October 9, 1835. He removed with his parents to Ohio when he was a small child, and was brought up near Cleveland and in that city 'till age of thirteen. He then removed to McHenry County, Illinois, where he
remained 'till twenty years of age, and was there married to Miss Sarah H. Warner, of Antioch, Illinois. In November, 1854, he came to Allamakee County, and taught school that winter, returning to Lake County, Illinois, in August, 1855. He remained there, attending school, teaching, and reading law as he had opportunity, 'till 1860. In March, 1860, he returned to Waukon, and he entered the law office of Hatch & Wilbur; and in October, 1860, was admitted to practice under Judge E.H. Williams, District Judge. From October, 1860, to October, 1865, he resided in Mitchell County, Iowa, two years of which he was engaged in teaching, and was elected County Superintendent of Schools. Mrs. Granger died in Mitchell County, on the 2d day of June, 1862. Mr. Granger aided in recruiting a company of volunteers, of which he was chosen captain. The company was organized as Company K, 27th Iowa Infantry; Captain Granger served 'till the close of the war, doing good and faithful service to his country. On the 17th of November, 1865, he entered into partnership in the practice of law with his former preceptor, Hon. L.O. Hatch, at Waukon, and continued three years, during which time Mr. Hatch was elected District Attorney for the Tenth Judicial district, and served two years, resigning on the first day of January, 1869, when Judge Granger was appointed by Governor Merrill in his stead; served out the appointment; was then elected for one year, and re-elected for the full term of four years, without opposition, in 1872. In the Fall of 1874 he was the nominee of the Republican party for Congress, but was beaten by 59 votes. He was married to his second wife (formerly Miss Anna Maxwell, of Waukon) on the 15th of April 1868, and by this marriage has two children.

- transcribed by S. Ferrall

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