Erastus Granger

Erastus Granger Monument and Plaque in Forest Lawn Cemetery

A Short History of Forest Lawn Cemetery

City Hall frieze: Red Jacket and Granger

1813 Burned Buffalo Map

Carol Wagner, History, Hugh McLean House

Granger desk at the Buffalo History Museum

Another very important arrival of that year [1802] was Erastus Granger, a cousin of Gideon Granger, then Postmaster-General under President Jefferson. He was appointed superindent of Indian affairs, and soon afterwards postmaster of Buffalo, and appears to have been intrusted with the management of the politics of this section on behalf of the administration. He became the leader of the Republican* party on the Niagara Frontier as Dr. Chapin was of the Federal party, and until the arrival of Peter  B. Porter, several years later, there was no one to dispute the supremacy of either.

*It will be remembered that the political organization which was then called "Republican" party afterwards named itself the "Democratic" party, which appellation it still bears.

- History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County, H. Perry Smith, editor. Syracuse: D. Mason & Co., 1884, p. 87.


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