Benjamin F. Grady

Benjamin Franklin Grady (* October 10, 1831 at Sarecta, Duplin County, North Carolina; † March 6, 1914 in Clinton, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1895 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Grady attended both private and public schools. Then he studied until 1857 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Between 1858 and 1862 he taught at Austin College in Huntsville (Texas ) mathematics and science. During the Civil War he served as a sergeant in the army of the Confederacy. The end of the war he experienced after a typhoid fever at a hospital in Raleigh.

After the war he settled in Clinton. There and in La Grange, he worked again as a teacher. In 1877 he returned to the Duplin County, where he has taught classes as a teacher and at the same time was engaged in agriculture. Between 1881 and 1890, Grady School Board in Duplin County. From 1878 to 1889, he served there as a justice of the peace. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1890 he was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles W. McClammy on March 4, 1891. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 two legislative sessions.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Grady withdrew from politics and lived on his farm in Duplin County. He taught again as a teacher and wrote in 1899 a work in which he defended the secession in 1861 on constitutional grounds. Benjamin Grady died on March 6, 1914 in Clinton.