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Grennell, George, 1786-1877



  • Existence: 1786 - 1877

George Grennell Jr. (December 25, 1786 – November 19, 1877) was a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. He was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on December 25, 1786 to parents George and Lydia (Stevens) Grennell. He attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1808. He was admitted to the bar in 1811 and served as prosecuting attorney for Franklin County 1820–1828.

Grennell was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate 1825–1827. Grennell was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through the Twenty-six Congresses and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1839). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.

Grennell served as a trustee of Amherst College 1838–1859, a judge of probate 1849–1853, clerk of Franklin County Courts 1853–1865, and the first president of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 844176
Identifier: Mss 844176
Overview In English.

George Grennell letter

Mss 813467
Identifier: Mss 813467
Scope and Contents Letter from George Grennell of Greenfield, Massachusetts to John Wheelock in Hanover, New Hampshire, recommending Elijah Alvord as candidate for Master's Degree.