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Encyclopedia > James P. McGranery

James Patrick McGranery (July 8, 1895December 23, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician.

Born in Philadelphia, he served in World War I as an observation pilot with the United States Army Air Service. He graduated from Temple University Law School in 1928.

He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the 75th through the 78th Congresses.

In November 1943, he was appointed assistant to the Attorney General of the United States 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 United States 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. He returned to practicing law in Washington, D.C. in 1954.

He died in Palm Beach, Florida in 1962 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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James Patrick McGranery Biography | World of Criminal Justice (536 words)
McGranery served in all three branches of government, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the federal district court.
McGranery was born on July 8, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
McGranery remained in the Department of Justice after Tom Clark was named attorney general by President Harry Truman.
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