Grant E. Mouser, Jr.

Grant Earl Mouser Jr. ( born February 20, 1895 in Marion, Ohio, † December 21, 1943 ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1933 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Grant Mouser was the son of the Congressman Grant E. Mouser (1868-1949), who outlived him. He attended the common schools and studied in the years 1913 and 1914 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. After a subsequent law degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus and his 1917 was admitted to the bar in 1920, he began to work in Marion in this profession. In between, he completed in 1918 during the First World War, the Army Medical School in Washington DC After that, he became a lieutenant in the medical service of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the reserve unit Western Reserve University College Ambulance. Between 1924 and 1927, Mouser legal representative of the city of Marion. He then worked until 1929 as a consultant to the Attorney General of Ohio. In 1927 and 1928 he was also counsel for the Highway Administration ( State Highway Department ).

Politically, Mouser joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1928, he was elected the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded the Democrats Thomas B. Fletcher took on 4 March 1929 that he had previously beaten. After a re-election he was able to complete up to March 3, 1933 two terms in Congress, which were influenced by the events of the Great Depression. In the elections of 1932 Mouser defeated his predecessor Fletcher.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. In 1936 he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. Grant Mouser died on 21 December 1943 in Marion, where he was also buried.