Robert A. Grant
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
December 1, 1972 – March 2, 1998
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
|Preceded by||Luther Merritt Swygert|
|Succeeded by||George N. Beamer|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
August 26, 1957 – December 1, 1972
|Appointed by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||William Lynn Parkinson|
|Succeeded by||Allen Sharp|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 3rd district
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||Samuel B. Pettengill|
|Succeeded by||Thurman C. Crook|
Robert Allen Grant
July 31, 1905
|Died||March 2, 1998 (aged 92)|
|Education||University of Notre Dame (A.B.)|
Notre Dame Law School (J.D.)
Robert Allen Grant (July 31, 1905 – March 2, 1998) was a United States Representative from Indiana and later a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Education and career
Born near Bourbon, Indiana, Grant moved to Hamlet, Indiana in 1912 and to South Bend, Indiana in 1922. He attended the public schools and received an Artium Baccalaureus degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1928, and a Juris Doctor, also cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 1930. He was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in South Bend. He married Margaret A. McLaren on September 17, 1933. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County, Indiana in 1935 and 1936, returning to private practice until 1938.
Grant was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses, from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1949. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-first Congress in 1948, and resumed the practice of law in South Bend.
Federal judicial service
On August 21, 1957, Grant was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana vacated by Judge W. Lynn Parkinson. Grant was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 22, 1957, and received his commission on August 26, 1957. He served as Chief Judge from 1961 to 1972 and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1969 to 1972, assuming senior status on December 1, 1972. In 1976, he was appointed by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger to the United States Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, serving until 1993. He was also a visiting judge for twelve terms at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Grant continued to serve in senior status until his death on March 2, 1998, in Sarasota, Florida.
On September 25, 1992, the divisional courthouse for South Bend was rededicated as the Robert A. Grant Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "Robert A. Grant (id: G000384)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Robert Allen Grant at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Samuel B. Pettengill
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district
Thurman C. Crook
William Lynn Parkinson
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Luther Merritt Swygert
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
George N. Beamer