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Encyclopedia > William Grayson
William Grayson


U.S. Senator, Virginia
In office
1789-1790
Preceded by None
Succeeded by John Walker

Born 1740
Prince William County, VA
Died March 12, 1790
Dumfries, VA
Political party Anti-Administration

William Grayson (1740 - 12 March 1790) was an American politician of the Anti-Federalist faction. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Walker (13 February 1744 - 2 December 1809) was an American politician. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Dumfries is a town located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Anti-Administration Party is a term used by historians to describe the opponents of the policies of George Washingtons administration — especially Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamiltons financial policies — prior to the formation of the Federalist and Republican Parties; it is also sometimes used to describe the opponents of the... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... The Anti-Federalist Party was an unoffical coalition in late 18th Century American politics. ...


Grayson was born in 1736 to parents Benjamin Grayson and Susannah Monroe Grayson at Belle Aire Plantation[1] in what is now Woodbridge, Virginia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University, studying classics. He practiced law in Dumfries, Virginia until the American Revolutionary War began. Serving as an aide-de-camp to George Washington, Grayson rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1777, he recruited a regiment for the Continental Army known as Grayson's Regiment, and served as its colonel through the Philadelphia campaign. In 1778, he served on a commission dealing with war prisoners, and in 1779 he resigned his military commission to serve on the Congressional Board of War. In 1781 he returned to Dumfries to practice law. Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... For other uses, see Classics (disambiguation). ... Dumfries is a town located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... This article is about military actions only. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Commanders George Washington William Howe Henry Clinton The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War. ...


He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787. He was then appointed to the United States Senate, and served from 4 March 1789 until his death on 12 March 1790. He was also an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.[citation needed] The Continental Congress was the first national government of the United States. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Seal of the Society of the Cincinnati The General Society of the Cincinnati is a historic association in the United States and France with limited and strict membership requirements. ...


His brother was the Reverend Spence Monroe Grayson of Pohick Church, and through his mother he was a cousin to James Monroe. His wife was Eleanor Smallwood, a sister of Maryland Governor William Smallwood. Grayson was the grandfather of William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator, and Confederate General John Breckinridge Grayson (General J.B. Grayson was also the grandson of Virginia/Kentucky Senator John Breckinridge (1760-1806) of the Breckinridge political family and related to Senators Henry Clay and Thomas Hart Benton (senator)). :) The Pohick Church is a church near Lorton, Virginia. ... For other persons named James Monroe, see James Monroe (disambiguation). ... William Smallwood portrait by Charles Willson Peale. ... William Grayson Carter (died July 11, 1849) was an American politician from Kentucky. ... John Breckinridge served many positions in government throughout his life. ... Henry Clay, Sr. ... Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782–April 10, 1858), nicknamed Old Bullion, was an American Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. ...



Grayson is interred within the Grayson family vault at Belle Aire. The vault was encased in concrete[2] and buried by the Daughters of the American Revolution in the early 20th Century. It is currently located on private property.


External links

  • William Grayson by Margaret L. Edwards
  • The Graysons of Belle Aire in Prince William County and Georgia
  • William Grayson's Grave at the Historical Marker Database
  • The Grayson Memorial Bandstand
  • The Grayson Family a personal genealogy page
Preceded by
None
United States Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
1789–1790
Served alongside: Richard Henry Lee
Succeeded by
John Walker

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William Grayson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (122 words)
William Grayson ( 1740 - 12 March 1790) was an American politician of the Anti-Federalist faction.
Serving as an aide-de-camp to George Washington, Grayson rose to the rank of colonel.
He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787.
Grayson, Kentucky (105 words)
Grayson, the seat of Carter county, is located on the Little Sandy River.
The community was originally known as the Crossroads, but was renamed Grayson in 1838 when it was made the seat of the new Carter county.
The population of Grayson in 1990 was 3,510.
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