George W. Grider

George William Grider ( born October 1, 1912 in Memphis, Tennessee, † March 20, 1991 ) was an American politician. Between 1965 and 1967 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Grider attended the common schools and graduated from then until 1936, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Between 1936 and 1947, including during the Second World War, he served in the Navy primarily on submarines. In 1947 he had to acknowledge the military service for health reasons in the rank of Captain. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia and its made ​​in 1950 admitted to the bar he began in Memphis to work in his new profession. In the years 1956 and 1957, he was there at the Municipal Planning Commission. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the Shelby County Quarterly Court, an administrative body of this district.

Politically Grider was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1964 he was in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Clifford Davis on January 3, 1965. As he defeated Republican Dan Kuykendall in 1966, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1967. This was marked by the events of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement.

Between 1967 and 1975, George Grider was a vice president and consultant in Niagara Falls (New York) based Carborundum Company. Then he returned to Memphis, where he practiced as a lawyer again. In this city he has also died on 20 March 1991.