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Description: Gen. C. H. Grosvenor Dies

Date: November 28 1885

Newspaper published in: New York


Page/Column: Page 13, Column 5

Ohio Congressman for 20 Years and Once a Republican Leader
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 30.General Charles H. Grosvenor, for many years a notable figure in Republican politics in Ohio, and formerly for twenty years a member of Congress from the Eleventh Ohio District, died at his home here early today.
General Grosvenor was born at Pomfret, Conn., Sept. 30, 1833, and moved to Ohio with his parents five, years later. He was admitted to the bar in 1857. He enlisted as a private in the Eighteenth Ohio Infantry in August, 1861, and the following month received a commission as Major. In 1863, he was a Lieutenant Colonel, and two years later was brevetted a Brigadier General for gallant services. He entered national politics as a member of the Forty-ninth Congress in 1885, and served three terms. He was again elected in 1883 and served continuously from the Fifty-third to the Fifty-ninth Congress, inclusive.
General Grosvenor was the author of a "Life of McKinley," and the editor of The Book of the Presidents." He made a reputation and had the sobriquet of "Old Figgers" for his close forecasts of election results.

Submitted: 03/06/13 (Edited 03/06/13)

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