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First Name: James

Last Name: McGranery

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Service, U.S. Army (1918 - 1926)

Middle Name: Patrick

Date of Birth: 08 July 1895

Date of Death: 23 December 1962

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
James Patrick McGranery

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


James Patrick McGranery
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service

James Patrick McGranery was born on 8 July 1895 in Philadelphia, PA.

McGranery served in World War I as an observation balloon pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service, and as an Adjutant in the 111th Infantry. He reached the rank of First Lieutenant.

He graduated from Temple University Law School in 1928 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 75th through the 78th Congresses.

In November 1943, he was appointed Assistant to the Attorney General of the U.S. and was responsible for supervising the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Bureau of Prisons and various divisions. He then served as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In 1952, President Harry Truman appointed McGranery Attorney General and he served in that capacity until 1953. In 1952, McGranery revoked the re-entry permit of Charlie Chaplin when he was accused of Communist sympathies. He returned to practicing law in Washington, DC, in 1954.

Death and Burial

James Patrick McGranery died on 23 December 1962 in Palm Beach, FL. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2832   Created by: MHOH




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